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as in:  the growing sage

He served leg of lamb with sage and thyme.
  a name for various plants including one used as a popular spice and another commonly called sagebrush

or: the color of such plants (a shade of green with some hint of gray)
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  • He served leg of lamb with sage and thyme.
  • Sage and thyme, and mint and two onions, and some parsley.
    Potter, Beatrix  --  The Original Peter Rabbit Books
  • I’d mash the beans with roasted garlic and sage and serve them on toasted rounds of homemade sourdough bread.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Sea-foam green and sage, that’s what you should look for, classic and feminine.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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  • ...a great variety of herb and root odors were almost hidden by the smell of mountain sage and something as ordinary as curry powder.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • A horseman showed dark on the sky-line, then merged into the color of the sage.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • A cool wind blew in from the desert, rustling the sage,
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • For centuries eucalyptus has been used by the American Indians for healing, protection, and purification, just as they used white sage to drive out negative spirits, energies, and influences.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The heavy smell of sage slipped down the hill.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • You’re supposed to use sage to clear out negative energy before you use sweet grass.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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  • They’re puffing and sweating by the time they break out of the sage into our bald yard.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • "She thinks sage and onions is vulgar," said Irais languidly; "but it isn’t, it is very good."
    Von Arnim, Elizabeth  --  Elizabeth and her German Garden
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sage [2]
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