salvia

noun sal·via \ ˈsal-vē-ə \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of salvia

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of salvia

New Latin, from Latin, sage — more at sage


Medical Dictionary

salvia

noun sal·via \ ˈsal-vē-ə \

medical Definition of salvia

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

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of salvia Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about salvia


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