Definitions for: Sage

[n] aromatic fresh or dried gray-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
[n] a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
[n] any of various plants of the genus Salvia; cosmopolitan
[adj] of the gray-green color of sage leaves
[adj] having wisdom that comes with age and experience

Webster (1913) Definition: Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus
saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See
Safe.] (Bot.)
(a) A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with
grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc.
The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which
many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet
sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
(b) The sagebrush.

Meadow sage (Bot.), a blue-flowered species of Salvia ({S.
pratensis}) growing in meadows in Europe.

Sage cheese, cheese flavored with sage, and colored green
by the juice of leaves of spinach and other plants which
are added to the milk.

Sage cock (Zo["o]l.), the male of the sage grouse; in a
more general sense, the specific name of the sage grouse.

Sage green, of a dull grayish green color, like the leaves
of garden sage.

Sage grouse (Zo["o]l.), a very large American grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus), native of the dry sagebrush
plains of Western North America. Called also {cock of the
plains}. The male is called sage cock, and the female
sage hen.

Sage hare, or Sage rabbit (Zo["o]l.), a species of hare
(Lepus Nuttalli, or artemisia) which inhabits the arid
regions of Western North America and lives among
sagebrush. By recent writers it is considered to be merely
a variety of the common cottontail, or wood rabbit.

Sage hen (Zo["o]l.), the female of the sage grouse.

Sage sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a small sparrow ({Amphispiza
Belli}, var. Nevadensis) which inhabits the dry plains
of the Rocky Mountain region, living among sagebrush.

Sage thrasher (Zo["o]l.), a singing bird ({Oroscoptes
montanus}) which inhabits the sagebrush plains of Western
North America.

Sage willow (Bot.), a species of willow (Salix tristis)
forming a low bush with nearly sessile grayish green

Sage, a. [Compar. Sager; superl. Sagest.] [F., fr. L.
sapius (only in nesapius unwise, foolish), fr. sapere to be
wise; perhaps akin to E. sap. Cf. Savor, Sapient,
1. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent;
grave; sagacious.

All you sage counselors, hence! --Shak.

2. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted
to the purpose.

Commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of
sage advice, counseled the general to retreat.

3. Grave; serious; solemn. [R.] ``[Great bards] in sage and
solemn tunes have sung.'' --Milton.

Syn: Wise; sagacious; sapient; grave; prudent; judicious.

Sage, n.
A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man
venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a
grave philosopher.

At his birth a star, Unseen before in heaven, proclaims
him come, And guides the Eastern sages. --Milton.

Synonyms: chromatic, sage-green, salvia, wise

See Also: Balthasar, Balthazar, blue sage, cancer weed, cancerweed, Caspar, chaparral sage, clary, clary sage, clary sage, common sage, common sage, Gaspar, genus Salvia, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, mahatma, meadow clary, mealy sage, Melchior, mentor, pitcher sage, purple sage, ramona, ramona, Salvia azurea, Salvia clarea, Salvia farinacea, Salvia lancifolia, Salvia leucophylla, Salvia lyrata, Salvia officinalis, Salvia officinalis, Salvia pratensis, Salvia reflexa, Salvia sclarea, Salvia spathacea, Salvia verbenaca, vervain sage, wild clary, wild sage, wise man

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