Texas sage

noun

1
: any of several salvias native to Texas: such as
a
: a perennial herb (Salvia texana synonym Salviastrum texanum) of Texas and adjacent northern Mexico having tufted hairy stems and blue flowers in close panicles
2
: barometer bush
Texas sage grows into a compact, rounded shrub, and regular pruning gives it a tortured appearance and interferes with flowering.Mary Wilhite, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Sept. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Texas sage was in 1892

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“Texas sage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Texas%20sage. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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