any of several plants (genus Salvia) of the mint family, esp. a species (S. sclarea) grown as an ornamental or herb
Origin of claryMiddle English clare ; from Medieval Latin sclarea
A stout aromatic Mediterranean herb (Salvia sclarea) in the mint family, having showy violet, pink, or white flower clusters and yielding an essential oil used as a flavoring and in perfumery. Also called clary sage.
Origin of claryMiddle English clare, from Medieval Latin sclarea and from Old English slaria.
- clary sage
- clary flowers
- the clary plant