salie, noun

Forms:
saaly, saleeShow more Also saaly, salee, saly, zalie.
Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, the herb Salvia officinalis (sage).
obsolescent
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).
1847 A Bengali Notes on Cape of G.H. 15Quinsy, for which the native cure is gargle and fermentations of ‘Saaly’ or sage, is bad on the frontier.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 72Salie (Sage). Species of Salvia.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 406Salie, Generally used as a collective name for various native species of Salvia as the equivalent of sage, with a colour, habit, leaf-character or habitat prefix used for specific distinction.
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.
1887 S.W. Silver & Co.’s Handbk to S. Afr. 130In those [patches of forest] of Klein and Van Staden’s rivers are found..Salee (Tarchonanthus camphoratus).
1908 F.C. Slater Sunburnt South 11Wild willows and feathery-flowered zalie trees grew in delightful profusion.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 420Salie,..The numerous species of Salvia found in South Africa are known by this name among the Dutch; but beside these Chilianthus olaceus, Brachylena elliptica, Tarchonanthus camphoratus and Buddleia salviaefolia, all share this name with the true Salviae...Salie hout,..See Sage wood.
1944 C.R. Prance Under Blue Roof 81The ‘Salie’ trees thick along the stream are blood-kin to the cemetery cypress.
1952 Cape Times 2 Aug. 9Among indigenous trees, three are milkwood, salie and kafir plum.
1973 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. IX. 459Saliehout...Tall, much-branched shrub..with large, simple, opposite, grey-green leaves.
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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