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  1. clove(noun)

    aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice

  2. clove, clove tree, Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum(noun)

    moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves

  3. clove, garlic clove(noun)

    one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb

  4. clove(noun)

    spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground

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  1. clove(Noun)

    A narrow valley with steep sides, used in areas of North America first settled by the Dutch

  2. Origin: An alteration of clowe, from the first component of clou de girofle, from clavus for its shape. Also see clava

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  1. Clove

    of Cleave

  2. Clove


  3. Clove(verb)

    a cleft; a gap; a ravine; -- rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove

  4. Clove(noun)

    a very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia, / Caryophullus, aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles

  5. Clove(noun)

    one of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic

  6. Clove(noun)

    a weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds

  7. Origin: [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb-nail or spice-nail. Cf. Cloy.]

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  1. Clove

    Cloves are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. Cloves are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia and used as a spice in cuisines all over the world. Cloves are harvested primarily in Indonesia, India, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. They have a numbing effect on mouth tissues. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows to a height ranging from 8–12 m, having large leaves and sanguine flowers in numerous groups of terminal clusters. The flower buds are at first of a pale color and gradually become green, after which they develop into a bright red, when they are ready for collecting. Cloves are harvested when 1.5–2 cm long, and consist of a long calyx, terminating in four spreading sepals, and four unopened petals which form a small ball in the center.

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