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clary

[ klair-ee ]
/ ˈklɛər i /
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noun, plural clar·ies.
any of several aromatic herbs of the genus Salvia, especially S. sclarea, having hairy, heart-shaped leaves and open clusters of lilac or blue flowers, used as a seasoning, a wine flavoring, and an ingredient in perfumes.
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Origin of clary

before 1000; Middle English clare, sclari,Old English slarege<Medieval Latin sclareia
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British Dictionary definitions for clary

clary
/ (ˈklɛərɪ) /

noun plural claries
any of several European plants of the genus Salvia, having aromatic leaves and blue flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

Word Origin for clary

C14: from earlier sclarreye, from Medieval Latin sclareia, of obscure origin
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