[ sal-vee-uh ]
/ ˈsæl vi ə /


any plant of the genus Salvia, comprising the sages, having opposite leaves and whorled flowers.


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Origin of salvia

1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: sage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for salvia

/ (ˈsælvɪə) /


any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the genus Salvia, such as the sage, grown for their medicinal or culinary properties or for ornament: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

Word Origin for salvia

C19: from Latin: sage ²
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