pineapple sage


Definition of pineapple sage

: a Mexican salvia (Salvia elegans synonym S. rutilans) having a scent of pineapple that is cultivated as an annual

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Golden Delicious pineapple sage made its debut about 15 years ago and has steadily climbed in popularity, winning awards across the country. Norman Winter, Houston Chronicle, "Golden Delicious pineapple sage," 25 May 2018 Golden Delicious pineapple sage sounds, well, delicious. Norman Winter, Houston Chronicle, "Golden Delicious pineapple sage," 25 May 2018 The pineapple sage is known botanically as Salvia elegans and is native to tropical Mexico and Guatemala. Norman Winter, Houston Chronicle, "Golden Delicious pineapple sage," 25 May 2018 Some of the more interesting ones included French sorrel (a tart, leafy herb), cardinal basil and pineapple sage that, yep, tastes like a pineapple. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "What’s available now in San Antonio-area farmers markets and what to expect soon," 9 May 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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