sage B

old french

The origin of the name include two theories: 1) From the Latin “sápére > sapio” via Old Fench “sage”, meaning “wise old man, a kind, wise, paternal figure”. 2) From the Latin “salvus > salvĭa”, meaning “sage”. Sage is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the family lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world.

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