pineapple sage

noun

Definition of 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 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 That mainly means the chef ’s garden, where herbs, vegetables, and fruit are grown for use in Sierra Mar. Beautiful blue borage, purple pineapple sage, and bright orange Calendula grow next to pink pearl apples, finger limes, and yuzu. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, 15 Jan. 2020 Instead, Niagara local Deirdre Fraser acts as the in-house forager and gardener, sourcing wild mushrooms from the neighboring forest while growing unconventional herbs like syrupy rabbit tobacco and tangy pineapple sage. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 7 Nov. 2019 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pineapple sage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of pineapple sage

1950, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About pineapple sage

Time Traveler for pineapple sage

Time Traveler

The first known use of pineapple sage was in 1950

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near pineapple sage

pineapple oil

pineapple sage

pineapple weed

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pineapple sage

Cite this Entry

“Pineapple sage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pineapple%20sage. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!