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Meaning of sage

sage

Pronunciation: (sāj), [key]
— n., adj., sag•er, sag•est.
—n.
  1. a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
  2. someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience.
—adj.
  1. wise, judicious, or prudent: sage advice.

sage

Pronunciation: (sāj), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant or shrub belonging to the genus Salvia, of the mint family.
  2. an herb, Salvia officinalis, whose grayish-green leaves are used in medicine and for seasoning in cookery.
  3. the leaves themselves.
  4. sagebrush.

Sage

Pronunciation: (sāj), [key]
— n.
  1. 1816–1906, U.S. financier.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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