clary sage

noun \ ˈkler-ē- \

Definition of clary sage

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

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Origin and Etymology of clary sage

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


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