white sage


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white sage perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White sage (Bot) a white, woolly undershrub (Eurotia lanata) of Western North America; -- called also winter fat.
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In literature:

He had reached the region where even the sand and sage-brush begin to dwindle, giving place to white, powdered alkali.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
Ingredients: White stock, butter, onions, carrot, celery, tomato, cauliflower, fat bacon, parsley, sage, Parmesan, salt, pepper.
"The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:" by Mrs. W. G. Waters
Dene is here in White Sage, free, welcome in many homes.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
Numberless red and black and white dots speckled the sage, and these were cattle and horses.
"Riders of the Purple Sage" by Zane Grey
There was grass and white sage where rabbits darted in and out.
"Wildfire" by Zane Grey
As we cross the sandy divide, over which a wagon could drive anywhere, we find white sage in abundance.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
The bees make a delicious honey from the wild, white sage, which grows where nothing else will live.
"Stories of California" by Ella M. Sexton
Here and there the sage was broken by bare spaces where the alkali cropped out in a white encrusting.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
The sun shimmered down brilliantly on the white, hot sand and gray-green of the greasewood and sage-brush.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
White winter covered the sage hills and gave the country a bleak and desolate look.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Then Esau got madder and skulked away down the valley among the little sage brush hummocks and white alkali wasteland, to nurse his wrath.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
Of another White Sage (A. stachyoides), the lower fork of connective suppressed.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The adobe banks beyond are grown mainly to white sage.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
The light of a shaded candle fell upon the white coverlet of her bed, and upon a book bound in sage-green and gold which lay there.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In poetry:

What is white?
The soul of the sage, faith-lit,
The trust of Age,
The infant's untaught wit.
"Inscriptions : VI." by Thomas MacDonagh
Besides all this, a hoary sage,
A highly honored legal chief
Just passing from this earthly stage,
Gave this as his profound belief:
"Blacks have no rights, not life except, Which bind the white man to respect."
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
But whither wandering? whatsoe'er has gained
Long conning book and heart the white-haired sage;
Cause and remote effect
In living semblance dect,
The truths divine of many a moral page
Thy hand, harmonious Peale, hath at a glance explained.
"Ode" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

Smudging is a process in which bundles of white sage, or " smudge sticks," are burned in a ceremony that cleanses an area of the negative energy that is left behind after traumatic events.
White Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Crisped Sage Recipe.
Executive chef Kristin Butterworth prepares her braised pork belly with gulf shrimp, white bean cassoulet, garlic jus and fried baby sage at the Grill Room of the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans .
A few years ago, when the backpacker scene was exploding and everyone was talking about the next great white MC, who would've thought that in 2007 Sage Francis would be the last one standing.
Wisps of white sage smoke drifted into the cool Carpinteria air as dozens of Native American advocates chanted and swayed to a booming drum beat.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White, center, talks about the cooperative efforts of federal agencies to address the decline in the greater sage grouse population and to restore its habitat.