white sage


: any of several shrubs of western America having canescent or hoary foliage: such as
: a common sagebrush (Artemisia ludoviciana)
: a perennial shrubby herb (Salvia apiana) chiefly of dry soils of southern California and Baja California that has aromatic white to pale green leaves and tall flower stalks with white to pale lavender flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white sage was in 1862

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“White sage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sage. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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