pineapple sage


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

Examples of pineapple sage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the perennial herbs that do well here and can be planted now are mints, lemon balm, rosemary, burnet, sorrel, catmint, garlic chives, oregano, thyme, sage, lavender, monarda, catnip, anise hyssop, mountain mint, French bay, pineapple sage and rue. Dan Gill | Contributing Writer,, 4 Nov. 2020 Other garden blooms for Dana’s floral arrangements include zinnias, pineapple sage, toad lily, and false indigo, which have similar bloom times in the late summer to late fall. Susan Brownstein, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2022 The common name, pineapple sage, comes from the scent of the leaves when crushed, although the strength of the aroma varies depending on weather and moisture levels. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 3 Jan. 2022 All of this comes together perfectly in Tepozán’s four-month-old honeyed and silky reposado, with its co-mingling of spicy oak, brown sugar and pineapple sage. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2021 And there’s lots of lemon balm, lemongrass, sweet grass, lemon verbena, chamomile, stevia, pineapple sage, comfrey and calendula. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 Tender and half-hardy decorative salvias, such as Mexican bush sage, pineapple sage and little-leaf sage, make great container specimens all the way to October. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 The leaves of pineapple sage have a sharp and fruity pineapple-like fragrance, which is where the plant gets its common name. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, 29 Apr. 2021 Enjoy blooming perennials, flowering trees, succulents and shrubs as well as roses, iris, pineapple sage, aloes, Mexican tulip poppy, geraniums, South African daisies, California lilac, Grevillea and many, many more. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pineapple sage was in 1950

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“Pineapple sage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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