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Definition: Sage sparrow
, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus
saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See
(a) A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis
grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc.
The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which
many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet
sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
(b) The sagebrush.
(Bot.), a blue-flowered species of Salvia (S. pratensis
) growing in meadows in Europe.
, cheese flavored with sage, and colored green
by the juice of leaves of spinach and other plants which
are added to the milk.
(Zo["o]l.), the male of the sage grouse; in a
more general sense, the specific name of the sage grouse.
, of a dull grayish green color, like the leaves
of garden sage.
(Zo["o]l.), a very large American grouse
), native of the dry sagebrush
plains of Western North America. Called also cock of the plains
. The male is called sage cock
, and the female
, or Sage rabbit
(Zo["o]l.), a species of hare
syn. Lepus artemisia
) which inhabits
the arid regions of Western North America and lives among
sagebrush. By recent writers it is considered to be merely
a variety of the common cottontail, or wood rabbit.
(Zo["o]l.), the female of the sage grouse.
(Zo["o]l.), a small sparrow (Amphispiza Belli
, var. Nevadensis) which inhabits the dry plains of
the Rocky Mountain region, living among sagebrush.
(Zo["o]l.), a singing bird (Oroscoptes montanus
) which inhabits the sagebrush plains of Western
(Bot.), a species of willow (Salix tristis
forming a low bush with nearly sessile grayish green