from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make a loud or shrill noise.
- n. A plant (Salvia sclarea) of the Sage family, used in flavoring soups.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wine mixed with honey and spices, and afterward strained until it is clear.
- n. A plant of the genus Salvia or sage, Salvia Sclarea.
- n. In the West Indies, Heliotropium Indicum.
- To make a loud or shrill noise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aromatic herb of southern Europe; cultivated in Great Britain as a potherb and widely as an ornamental
Middle English clare, from Medieval Latin sclarea and from Old English slaria.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)