scarlet sage


  1. a tender shrub, Salvia splendens, of Brazil, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scarlet sage1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

The scarlet sage-pods were brown and seeds were dropping from their tiny gaping mouths.

Against the vivid green of the grass, scarlet sage flaunted its gorgeous color in carefully laid out bed or border.

Molly's porch boxes are filled with nasturtiums and petunias, and on each side of the steps are beds of scarlet sage.

It was the day of her miracle, and against the splendour of the scarlet sage, she shone with an unforgettable radiance.

In the well-kept gardens across the way, scarlet sage and cosmos, asters and dahlias made riots of color.


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