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Meaning of CLOVE

Pronunciation:  klowv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
  2. [n]  one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
  3. [n]  moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves
  4. [n]  aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice

CLOVE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clove tree, Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum, garlic clove, Syzygium aromaticum
 See Also: ail, clove, clove, flower bud, garlic, genus Syzygium, spice, spice tree, Syzygium



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clove\, imp. of {Cleave}.
    Cleft. --Spenser.
    {Clove hitch} (Naut.) See under {Hitch}.
    {Clove hook} (Naut.), an iron two-part hook, with jaws
       overlapping, used in bending chain sheets to the clews of
       sails; -- called also {clip hook}. --Knight.
  2. \Clove\, n. [D. kloof. See {Cleave}, v. t.]
    A cleft; a gap; a ravine; -- rarely used except as part of a
    proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.
  3. \Clove\, n. [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}.]
    A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of
    the clove tree ({Eugenia, or Caryophullus, aromatica}), a
    native of the Molucca Isles.
    {Clove camphor}. (Chem.) See {Eugenin}.
    {Clove gillyflower}, {Clove pink} (Bot.), any fragrant
       self-colored carnation.
  4. \Clove\, n. [AS. clufe an ear of corn, a clove of garlic;
    cf. cle['o]fan to split, E. cleave.]
    1. (Bot.) One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of
       the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic.
             Developing, in the axils of its skales, new bulbs,
             of what gardeners call cloves.        --Lindley.
    2. A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of
       wool, about seven pounds. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.