clary sage


: an aromatic mint (Salvia sclarea) of southern Europe that is widely cultivated especially as an ornamental

called also clary

Examples of clary sage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With clary sage and neroli oil, one handful is enough to loosen tense shoulders and a stiff neck. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 This roller is blended with balancing and stabilizing essential oils — including lavender, roman chamomile and clary sage — that encourage feeling at ease. Natalie Alcala, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Aug. 2023 Fur Oil is a cult favorite among many women—including Emma Watson—with its quick-drying grape seed, anti-inflammatory clary sage seed, and strand-softening jojoba oils, as well as its light citrus scent. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 14 May 2021 As the refreshing notes wash over you, they will be deepened by lavender, clary sage, peach and apricot. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 Mixed with a blend of shea butter, olive, coconut and castor oils, Saipua’s bars are perfumed with unusual and ever-changing combinations of essential oils and other natural elements like dill and clary sage, nori and sea salt, French green clay and vetiver and coffee and mint. New York Times, 13 May 2021 These are followed by middle notes of clary sage, peach, apricot and lavender. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 The notes that make up this gorgeous classical cologne are tarragon, clary sage, citrus and green notes at the top. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 In the middle, this cologne has fruity notes of peach and apricot, as well as herby and subtly floral clary sage and lavender. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


Middle English clarie, from Anglo-French sclaree, from Medieval Latin sclareia

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clary sage was in the 14th century

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“Clary sage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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