wild sage

noun

Definition of wild sage

1 : a Eurasian sage (Salvia verbenaca) that is naturalized in North America and has blue flowers and foliage resembling that of the verbena

called also vervain sage, wild clary

2 : sagebrush
3 : red sage

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“Wild sage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20sage. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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