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Small mature herb (4)


I believe the answer is:


'herb' is the definition.
(I know that sage is a type of herb)

'small mature' is the wordplay.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'mature' becomes 'age' (synonyms).

(Other definitions for sage that I've seen before include "Herb; wise person" , "Herb for the wise one" , "Seasoning for the wise one" , "Solon, for instance" , "Feature of herb garden" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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