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Claire

[klair] /klɛər/
noun
1.
Ina, 1892–1985, U.S. actress.
2.
a female given name, form of Clara.
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Claire

fem. proper name, from French claire, fem. of clair literally "light, bright," from Latin clarus "clear, bright, distinct" (see clear (adj.); also cf. Clara).

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