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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klair-ee]
    • /ˈklɛər i/
    • /ˈklɛərɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klair-ee]
    • /ˈklɛər i/

Definitions of clary word

  • noun clary any of several European plants of the genus Salvia, having aromatic leaves and blue flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates) 3
  • noun clary any of several plants (genus Salvia) of the mint family, esp. a species (S. sclarea) grown as an ornamental or herb 3
  • noun plural clary any of several aromatic herbs of the genus Salvia, especially S. sclarea, having hairy, heart-shaped leaves and open clusters of lilac or blue flowers, used as a seasoning, a wine flavoring, and an ingredient in perfumes. 1
  • noun clary An aromatic herbaceous plant of the mint family, some kinds of which are used as culinary and medicinal herbs. 1
  • noun clary clary sage. 0

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Origin of clary

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English clare, sclari, Old English slarege < Medieval Latin sclareia

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Parts of speech for Clary


clary popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

clary usage trend in Literature

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