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salvia

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noun sal·via \ˈsal-vē-ə\

Definition of salvia

  1. :  any of a large and widely distributed genus (Salvia) of herbs and shrubs of the mint family having a 2-lipped open calyx and two anthers; especially :  one (S. splendens) with scarlet flowers



Origin of salvia

New Latin, from Latin, sage — more at sage


First Known Use: 1601


Medical Dictionary

salvia

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noun sal·via \ˈsal-vē-ə\

Medical Definition of salvia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of widely distributed herbs or shrubs of the mint family (Labiatae) including the sage (S. officinalis)

  2. 2:  any herb or shrub of the genus Salvia




Learn More about salvia

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "salvia" Spanish Central: Translation of "salvia" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "salvia"


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