—n. 1. a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
2. someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience.
—adj. wise, judicious, or prudent: sage advice.
Pronunciation: (sāj),[key] —n. 1. any plant or shrub belonging to the genus Salvia, of the mint family.
2. an herb, Salvia officinalis, whose grayish-green leaves are used in medicine and for seasoning in cookery.
3. the leaves themselves.
Pronunciation: (sāj),[key] —n. Russell, 1816–1906, U.S. financier.