clary

clary

[klair-ee]
noun, plural claries.
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.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English clare, sclari, Old English slarege < Medieval Latin sclareia

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clary (ˈklɛərɪ)
 
n , pl claries
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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