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[klahr-oh] /ˈklɑr oʊ/
(of cigars) light-colored and, usually, mild.
noun, plural claros.
such a cigar.
Origin of claro
1890-95; < Spanish < Latin clārus clear Unabridged
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  • For some weeks afterwards the word "claro" became our bugbear.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • claro sonitu, says the learned Michael Ranfft, in his curious and elaborate work, de masticatione mortuorum.

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    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
  • The cow followed me at a furious pace, and behind came claro at a swinging gallop.

    The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
  • We asked the waiter what the flavour was, but our Spanish broke down under the strain, and the waiter said "claro" and went away.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • En cuanto a nuestras exportaciones, claro est que consistiran en el producto variadsimo de nuestras fbricas.

British Dictionary definitions for claro


noun (pl) -ros, -roes
a mild light-coloured cigar
Word Origin
from Spanish: clear
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