definition of sageness by The Free Dictionary

sage 1



One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.

adj. sag·er, sag·est

1. Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.

2. Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment: sage advice.

3. Archaic Serious; solemn.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sage′ly adv.

sage′ness n.

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common sage

Salvia officinalis

sage 2




a. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, especially S. officinalis, having aromatic grayish-green leaves.

b. The leaves of S. officinalis used as a seasoning.

2. Any of various similar or related plants, chiefly in the mint family.

3. Sagebrush.

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