- Also called greasewood. a shrubby plant, Salvia apiana, of the mint family, native to southern California, having white, hairy foliage and spikes of white or pale lavender flowers.
- an aromatic, composite plant, Artemisia ludoviciana, of western North America, having leaves with a downy white undersurface.
Origin of white sage
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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