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salie, noun

Forms:
saaly, saleeShow more Also saaly, salee, saly, zalie.
Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, the herb Salvia officinalis (sage).
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1. Any of numerous plants of the genus Salvia of the Lamiaceae; wild sage sense (a), see wild sense a.
Note:
All these plants are considered to have medicinal value.
1796 E. Helme tr. of Le Vaillant’s Trav. into Int. III. 426He assured me it (sc. the plant) was equally common in the colony and at the Cape, where it is known by the Dutch name of saaly (sage).
1975 W. Steenkamp Land of Thirst King 140There were many remedies for minor ailments which were effective to a greater or lesser degree. An infusion of leaves picked from the ‘salie’, or wild sage, was taken for common coughs and colds.
2. In full saliehout /-həʊt/ [Dutch hout wood]: any of several shrubs or trees with ridged or corrugated leaves suggesting those of a Salvia, especially Buddleia salviifolia of the Loganiaceae, with racemes of small, strongly perfumed, tubular, mauve flowers; the tough, hard wood of this tree; sage-wood. Used less frequently of Tarchonanthus camphoratus and Brachylaena discolor (see vaalbos sense 1 b), and Nuxia congesta (family Loganiaceae). Also attributive.
1819 C.G. Curtis Acct Col. of Cape of G.H. 72Saly hout...Hard and heavy.
1974 [see vaalbos].
Any of numerous plants of the genus Salvia of the Lamiaceae; wild sage sense (a), see wilda.
any of several shrubs or trees with ridged or corrugated leaves suggesting those of a Salvia, especially Buddleia salviifolia of the Loganiaceae, with racemes of small, strongly perfumed, tubular, mauve flowers; the tough, hard wood of this tree; sage-wood. Used less frequently of Tarchonanthus camphoratus and Brachylaena discolorvaalbos1 b, and Nuxia congesta (family Loganiaceae). Also attributive.

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