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n. pl. clar·ies
A stout aromatic Mediterranean herb (Salvia sclarea) in the mint family, having showy violet, pink, or white flower clusters and yielding an essential oil used as a flavoring and in perfumery. Also called clary sage.
[Middle English clare, from Medieval Latin sclarea and from Old English slaria.]
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n, pl claries
(Plants) any of several European plants of the genus Salvia, having aromatic leaves and blue flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[C14: from earlier sclarreye, from Medieval Latin sclareia, of obscure origin]
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n., pl. clar•ies.
a strongly fragrant sage, Salvia scleria, having hairy, heart-shaped leaves used chiefly to flavor certain wines.
[before 1000; Middle English clare, sclari, Old English slarege < Medieval Latin sclareia]
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|Noun||1.||clary - aromatic herb of southern Europe; cultivated in Great Britain as a potherb and widely as an ornamental|
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