Definition of clary in English:


Syllabification: clar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkle(ə)rē


  • An aromatic herbaceous plant of the mint family, some kinds of which are used as culinary and medicinal herbs.
    • Genus Salvia, family Labiatae: several species, in particular the southern European S. sclarea, which is used in perfumery and from which an essential oil ( clary sage) is obtained
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    • Aromatherapists often suggest using the oils of birch, lavender, black pepper, clary, ginger and marjoram to alleviate backache.
    • Our free plants have included annuals such as purple and pink clary, Californian poppies, English marigolds, and red nasturtiums.
    • Add 10 drops of an essential oil with a calming fragrance, like clary sage.


late Middle English: from obsolete French clarie, from medieval Latin sclarea.

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