Definition of sage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//seɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//seɪdʒ//
    Herbs and spices
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a plant with flat, light green leaves that have a strong smell and are used in cooking as a herb duck with sage and onion stuffing See related entries: Herbs and spices
  2. 2[countable] (formal) a very wise person The wise old sage nodded.
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 Middle English: from Old French sauge, from Latin salvia ‘healing plant’, from salvus ‘safe’. noun sense 2 Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French, from Latin sapere ‘be wise’.
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