- any plant of the genus Salvia, comprising the sages, having opposite leaves and whorled flowers.
Origin of salvia
Examples from the Web for salvia
Historical Examples of salvia
And what if the salvia, as by a miracle, blossoms on the jasmine?The Book of Khalid
Again in the Verbena and Salvia, we have scarlet and blue, but no yellow.Your Plants
They are very important honey-plants, commonly called Sage, and by some botanists considered to be a species of Salvia.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
Miquel has recorded the union of a stigma with the middle lobe of the lower lip of the corolla of Salvia pratensis.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
Oleum salvi, L. From the herbaceous portion of Salvia officinalis, or common sage.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- 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
1844, from Latin salvia "the plant sage" (see sage (n.1)).