scarlet sage


Definition of scarlet sage

: a salvia (Salvia splendens) of Brazil that is widely cultivated for its long racemes of typically scarlet flowers also : a related salvia (S. coccinea) of tropical and subtropical America

First Known Use of scarlet sage

1863, in the meaning defined above

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