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safety valve a valve that opens automatically to reduce the pressure of confined gas or steam when a dangerously high level is reached. [2 definitions]
safety zone an area in a roadway from which vehicular traffic is excluded for the protection of pedestrians.
saffian leather a leather made of goatskin or sheepskin and dyed, usu. in bright colors.
safflower an herb of the daisy family that bears thistlelike heads of orange-red florets and seeds that yield oil for cooking. [2 definitions]
saffron a crocus plant that bears large purple or white flowers with brilliant yellow stigmas. [3 definitions]
safrole a colorless or pale yellow oil derived from sassafras oil, camphor wood, or the like, used in perfumes and medicines.
sag to sink, hang, or bend downward in the middle. [8 definitions]
saga a medieval Nordic or Icelandic prose narrative, esp. one describing the historical or legendary exploits of a single person or family. [2 definitions]
sagacious possessing or characterized by good judgment and common sense; wise.
sagacity the quality of having keen judgment and common sense; wisdom.
sagamore a lesser chief among the Algonquian Indians.
sage1 a person honored as very wise or experienced. [2 definitions]
sage2 one of a group of herbs of the mint family, grown as ornamentals or for the leaves, which are used as a food seasoning and for medicinal purposes. [3 definitions]
sagebrush one of a group of shrubs of the daisy family, native to dry areas in southwestern North America, that have aromatic silvery leaves.
sage grouse a large grouse of the western plains of North America.
sagger a protective casing of fire clay that surrounds and protects delicate ceramics in the kiln. [3 definitions]
Sagitta a summer constellation in the northern sky, located between Aquila and Cygnus; Arrow.
sagittal of, relating to, or resembling an arrow or arrowhead. [3 definitions]
Sagittarius a summer zodiacal constellation located between Scorpius and Capricornus and within the brightest part of the Milky Way; Archer. [3 definitions]
sagittate shaped like an arrowhead, as certain leaves.
sago one of a group of palms native to Malaysia whose trunks are harvested to yield starch, or the starch that is derived from such a tree.