clary sage

\ ˈkler-ē- How to pronounce clary sage (audio) \

Definition of 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 One of the perfume’s most distinctive scents is clary sage, which will remind you of a walk through a peaceful glen in springtime. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 June 2022 Even the scents blended into this fragrance evoke images of untamed wilderness just begging to be explored; crisp siberian pine, juniper, and calabrian bergamot mix flawlessly with notes of canadian fir, clary sage, pimento, and leather. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 With raving 5-star reviews, the fragrance highlights the top note of bergamot, a middle note of clary sage, and a base note of patchouli to encapsulate a uniquely fresh scent. Rolling Stone, 20 May 2022 The unforgettable blend of woody and citrus aromas features enticing top notes of bergamot, patchouli, and clary sage. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 Essential oils such as clary sage, and bergamot and a range of herbs give a fresh and earthy fragrance. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 Testers also loved the subtle scent, which incorporates the warm, woodsy smells of black pepper, clary sage, and bergamot with the brighter scents of coconut oil and grapefruit. Corey Buhay, Outside Online, 23 Jan. 2020 This category includes herbaceous, green scents such as fresh grass, rosemary, thyme, clary sage, and lavender. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 This family is characterized by fresh plant and herb notes, such as lavender, clary sage, thyme, and rosemary. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of clary sage

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clary sage

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

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“Clary sage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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