clove tree


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Noun1.clove tree - moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of clovesclove tree - 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
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The leaves of the camphor, pepper, cinnamon, and clove trees were delightfully aromatic; and the bread-fruit, the jaca, and the mango, vied with each other in the magnificence of their foliage.
[USPRwire, Fri Nov 16 2018] Cloves are the spices made from aromatic flower buds of the clove tree. In terms of taste and flavor, cloves have very strong spicy taste and pungent aroma.
Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum L.) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree. The buds are picked by hand when they are pink and dried until they turn brown.
Clove tree is native to the islands of Indonesia and the Pacific.
The oil derived from the flower buds of clove mainly consists of eugenol (60-90%), eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene and other substances, whereas oil derived from the leaves of the clove tree consists of eugenol (82-88%) and very little eugenyl acetate, and other minor constituents.