American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. The name was resolved by the apothecaries into clear-eye, translated Oculus-Christi, Godes-eie, and see-bright, and the plant accordingly used in eye-salves.
- n. In the West Indies, Heliotropium Indicum.
- To make a loud or shrill noise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To make a loud or shrill noise.
- n. (Bot.) A plant (Salvia sclarea) of the Sage family, used in flavoring soups.
- 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)
“The plant is a relative of mint, thyme and lavender and has its own aromatic leaves that were used as a gargle for sore throats and for treating sore eyes – the name clary comes from "clear-eye".”
“In L'Eau $150, barneys.com , Serge Lutens brings a mere three notes together—white mint, clary sage and magnolia.”
“Meadow clary – clusters of violet-blue flowers standing high on tall spikes.”
“Another plant in bloom is meadow clary, its clusters of gorgeous violet-blue flowers standing high on tall spikes.”
“A conservation project by the charity Plantlife has now resurrected meadow clary by grazing fields all year round, keeping tall grasses at bay and allowing the plant to thrive.”
“Rosemary, peony, clary sage and white musk give it dimension.”
“Soothing music and aroma therapies are helpful as well, choosing scents that are traditionally known to help negative energies to keep clearing: orange bergamot, camphor, clary sage, peppermint, clove bud and wintergreen are among these.”
“Others seem more far-fetched: hart's tongue apparently promotes chastity; wild clary prevents envy.”
“That was back in the days when she still wore French perfume and brands you could buy at the chemist, before she switched to jasmine oil and clary sage.”
“I like that clary scent and the presence it has in the garden, after seeing it at the UT blooms day festival last summer.”
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