Definition of salvia in English:

salvia

noun

  • A widely distributed plant of a genus including the sages, especially (in gardening) a bedding plant cultivated for its spikes of bright flowers.

    • ‘Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.’
    • ‘The golden centers of the aster flowers are repeated in the color of the Mexican Marigold-Mint, and spike flowers of salvia make wonderful cut flowers and garden displays.’
    • ‘Plant several poppies as your tall center flowers, then add colorful snapdragons or blue salvia, candytuft, pansies, and sweet alyssum or Dusty Miller to fill out your container.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin salvia sage.

Pronunciation:

salvia

/ˈsalvɪə/