Definition of Genus salvia
1. Noun. Large genus of shrubs and subshrubs of the mint family varying greatly in habit: sage.
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Sage, Salvia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Salvia
Literary usage of Genus salvia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"By the transformation just-mentioned of the two lower stamens in the genus Salvia not only have the two upper stamens become a hindrance, ..."
2. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1846)
"The genus Salvia contains one hundred and fourteen species; ... How many species of the genus Salvia 7—What two are mentioned in particular'! ..."
3. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents Of The Committee On Common Problems Of by Joe Cain (2004)
"... of the large and well defined genus Hyptis, or of the intermediate mountain slopes, as is the case of the large and equally well defined genus Salvia. ..."
4. On the Genesis of Species by Saint George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"He says :3 "If we examine and compare the numerous species of the genus Salvia, commencing with Salvia officinalis, which may pass as the main state of the ..."
5. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus salvia SALVIA (the classical Latin name, from salveo, to save or heal). A genus of about four hundred and fifty species of herbs and shrubs, ..."
6. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The best known examples of the hammer form of mechanism occur in the genus Salvia. In no species of that large genus is it developed to greater perfection ..."