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1. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, having opposite leaves, a two-lipped corolla, and two stamens.
2. A preparation made from the dried or crushed leaves of Salvia divinorum, or from an extract of the leaves, usually smoked, chewed, or ingested to produce a hallucinatory effect.
[Latin salvia, sage; see sage2.]
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(Plants) 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)
[C19: from Latin: sage2]
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sal•vi•a(ˈsæl vi ə)
n., pl. -vi•as.
any of various plants of the genus Salvia, of the mint family, that have opposite leaves and whorled flowers, esp. the red-flowered S. splendens.
[1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: sage]
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|Noun||1.||salvia - any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Salvia - large genus of shrubs and subshrubs of the mint family varying greatly in habit: sage
clary sage, Salvia clarea - stout Mediterranean sage with white or pink or violet flowers; yields oil used as a flavoring and in perfumery
blue sage, Salvia lancifolia, Salvia reflexa - sage of western North America to Central America having violet-blue flowers; widespread in cultivation
chaparral sage, purple sage, Salvia leucophylla - silvery-leaved California herb with purple flowers
common sage, ramona, Salvia officinalis - shrubby plant with aromatic greyish-green leaves used as a cooking herb
meadow clary, Salvia pratensis - tall perennial Old World salvia with violet-blue flowers; found in open grasslands
clary, Salvia sclarea - aromatic herb of southern Europe; cultivated in Great Britain as a potherb and widely as an ornamental
Mexican mint, Salvia divinorum - an herb from Oaxaca that has a powerful hallucinogenic effect; the active ingredient is salvinorin
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salvia[ˈsælvɪə] N → salvia f
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