sage-wood, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans
saliehout, see salie sense 2.
1854 L. Pappe Silva Capensis 31Sage-wood...Wood hard, tough, heavy.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 418Sage wood, Buddleia salviaefolia...A strongly scented plant, a native of the Transvaal.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 72Sage wood. Buddleia salviifolia. Leaves resembling the garden sage. In some districts also Tarchonanthus camphoratus.
1932 Watt & Breyer-Brandwijk Medicinal & Poisonous Plants 140Sagewood, Saliehout,..is possibly used medicinally by the Hottentots.
1973 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. IX. 458The sagewood..belongs to the rather heterogeneous family Loganiaceae.
saliehout, see salie2.

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