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clove

noun \ ˈklōv \

Definition of clove

:one of the small bulbs (as in garlic) developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb

Origin and Etymology of clove

Middle English, from Old English clufu; akin to Old English clēofan to cleave


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clove

Definition of clove


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clove

noun \ ˈklōv \

Definition of clove

:the dried flower bud of a tropical tree (Syzygium aromaticum synonym Eugenia aromatica) of the myrtle family that is used as a spice and is the source of an oil; also :this tree

Origin and Etymology of clove

alteration of Middle English clowe, from Anglo-French clou (de girofle), literally, nail of clove, from Latin clavus nail

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CLOVE Defined for Kids

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clove

noun \ ˈklōv \

Definition of clove for Students

:the dried flower bud of a tropical tree used in cooking as a spice

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clove

Definition of clove for Students


Medical Dictionary

clove

noun \ ˈklōv \

medical Definition of clove

1 a :the pungent fragrant aromatic reddish brown dried flower bud of a tropical evergreen tree (Syzygium aromaticum) of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) that yields clove oil
b :a spice consisting of whole or ground cloves usually used in plural
2 :the tree that is the source of cloves and is probably native to the Moluccas but is now widely cultivated in the tropics


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