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salvia

Syllabification: sal·vi·a
Pronunciation: /ˈsalvēə
 
/

Definition of salvia in English:

noun

A widely distributed plant of the mint family, especially (in gardening) a bedding plant cultivated for its spikes of bright flowers.
Example sentences
  • Fill containers with herbs, such as oregano, trailing rosemary, salvias, or thyme.
  • Bright red salvias, phlox, anthurium and balsam flower in profusion in neat rows, and no wonder Thangam won the first prize for her garden.
  • Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin salvia 'sage'.

Words that rhyme with salvia

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