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  1. (archaic) A drink made of wine, honey and spices.
    • c. 1300, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant's Tale, The Canterbury Tales:
      He dranke hippocras, clarre, and vernage / Of spices hot, to increase his courage.
    • c. 1300, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Knight's Tale, The Canterbury Tales:
      Of a clarree maad of a certeyn wyn, / With nercotikes and opie of Thebes fyn.
    • 1762 November 13, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Letter CCCLXIII, written from Bath, quoted in 1787, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, volume 4, edition 9, page 182:
      I drink but two thirds of a pint in the whole day, which is less than the soberest of my countrymen drink of claree at every meal.
    • 2003, Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, page 3:
      At this hour of the morning she drank either ypocras or claree.





  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of clarear.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of clarear.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of clarear.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of clarear.