One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A widely distributed plant of the mint family, 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Bright red salvias, phlox, anthurium and balsam flower in profusion in neat rows, and no wonder Thangam won the first prize for her garden.’
- ‘Fill containers with herbs, such as oregano, trailing rosemary, salvias, or thyme.’
Modern Latin, from Latin salvia ‘sage’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.