scarlet sage

noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Native landscaping, including gamma grass and scarlet sage, lines the pedestrian areas, with the periodic monarch butterfly landing for a rest (a butterfly gardena also made its way into the plans). Jesse Scott, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of scarlet sage

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Scarlet sage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scarlet%20sage. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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