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clove 1

 (klōv)
n.
1. An evergreen tree (Syzygium aromaticum) native to the Moluccas and widely cultivated as a source of oil and for its aromatic dried flower buds.
2. A flower bud of this plant, used whole or ground as a spice.

[Middle English, from Old French clou (de girofle), nail (of the clove tree), from Latin clāvus, nail.]

clove 2

 (klōv)
n.
One of the small sections of a separable bulb, as that of garlic.

[Middle English, from Old English clufu; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

clove 3

 (klōv)
v.
1. A past tense of cleave1.
2. Archaic A past participle of cleave1.

clove 4

 (klōv)
v. Archaic
A past tense of cleave2.

clove

(kləʊv)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical evergreen myrtaceous tree, Syzygium aromaticum, native to the East Indies but cultivated elsewhere, esp Zanzibar
2. (Cookery) the dried unopened flower buds of this tree, used as a pungent fragrant spice
[C14: from Old French clou de girofle, literally: nail of clove, clou from Latin clāvus nail + girofle clove tree]

clove

(kləʊv)
n
(Botany) any of the segments of a compound bulb that arise from the axils of the scales of a large bulb
[Old English clufu bulb; related to Old High German klovolouh garlic; see cleave1]

clove

(kləʊv)
vb
a past tense of cleave1

clove1

(kloʊv)

n.
1. the dried flower bud of a tropical tree, Syzygium aromaticum, of the myrtle family, used whole or ground as a spice.
2. the tree itself.
[1175–1225; Middle English clow(e), short for clow-gilofre < Old French clou de gilofre literally, gillyflower nail]

clove2

(kloʊv)

n.
one of the small bulbs formed in the axils of the scales of a mother bulb, as in garlic.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English clufu bulb (c. Middle Dutch clōve; compare Old Saxon cluflōc, Old High German klobelouh garlic, literally, clove-leek)]

clove3

(kloʊv)

v.
a pt. of cleave 2.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clove - aromatic flower bud of a clove treeclove - aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
clove - spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
clove tree, Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum, Syzygium aromaticum, clove - moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves
flower bud - a bud from which only a flower or flowers develop
2.clove - moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of clovesclove - moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves
genus Syzygium, Syzygium - a tropical evergreen tree of the myrtle family native to the East Indies but cultivated elsewhere
clove - aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
spice tree - tree bearing aromatic bark or berries
3.clove - one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulbclove - one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
ail, garlic - aromatic bulb used as seasoning
4.clove - spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
clove - aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
Translations
سِن ثومقُرُنْفُلكَبْشُ قَرَنْفُل
hřebíčekstroužek
fednellike
neilikkakynsimausteneilikka
klinčić
szegfűszeg
negull, negulnaglirif, geiri
クローブ
정향
daiviņakrustnagliņa
klinčekstrúčik
klyftakryddnejlika
กานพลู
đinh hương

clove

1 [kləʊv] N
1. (= spice) → clavo m
2. clove of garlicdiente m de ajo

clove

2 [kləʊv]
A. PT of cleave 1
B. CPD clove hitch Nballestrinque m

clove

[ˈkləʊv] n
(= spice) → clou m de girofle
clove of garlic → gousse f d'ailcloven hoof [ˌkləʊvənˈhuːf] (pl) n [animal] → sabot m fendu

clove

1
n
Gewürznelke f; oil of clovesNelkenöl nt
clove of garlicKnoblauchzehe f

clove

1 [kləʊv]
1. pt of cleave
2. nchiodo di garofano
clove of garlic → spicchio d'aglio

clove

2 [kləuv] adj (Naut) clove hitch(nodo) parlato

clove1

(kləuv) noun
the flower bud of a tropical tree dried for use as a spice.

clove2

(kləuv) noun
a section of a bulb. a clove of garlic.

clove

كَبْشُ قَرَنْفُل hřebíček nellike Gewürznelke μοσχοκάρφι clavo neilikka clou de girofle klinčić chiodo di garofano クローブ 정향 kruidnagel kryddernellik goździk cravo-da-índia гвоздика klyfta กานพลู karanfil đinh hương 丁香
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Bobbing up and down in that sea, Pip's ebon head showed like a head of cloves.
I then took leave of him, and exchanging my merchandise for sandal and aloes wood, camphor, nutmegs, cloves, pepper, and ginger, I embarked upon the same vessel and traded so successfully upon our homeward voyage that I arrived in Balsora with about one hundred thousand sequins.
I then took cloves of garlic, though with a great aversion, both from the taste and smell.
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In the interval of these consultations, my friend, who was always upon the search for business, proposed another voyage among the Spice Islands, to bring home a loading of cloves from the Manillas, or thereabouts.
You're a good lad, Jim," he said; "and you're all in a clove hitch, ain't you?
Bits of surf-harried beach clove the worn granite, or whatever the rocks of Cape Farewell may be composed of, and as I followed the ebbing tide down one of these soft stretches, I saw the thing.
From that hour I clove to Queequeg like a barnacle; yea, till poor Queequeg took his last long dive.
The locomotive, guided by an English engineer and fed with English coal, threw out its smoke upon cotton, coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while the steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees, in the midst of which were seen picturesque bungalows, viharis (sort of abandoned monasteries), and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of Indian architecture.
Then pinks and gilliflowers, especially the matted pink and clove gilliflower.
Then he clove the water with a rush, his dead hand waved, the last of him to disappear; and I had a new horror to think over for my sins.
A parang swung close to Number Twelve, but his own, which he had now learned to wield with fearful effect, clove through the pursuing warrior's skull splitting him wide to the breast bone.