Definitions of clove

  1. A cleft; a gap; a ravine; - rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.
  2. See cleave.
  3. spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
  4. one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
  5. One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic.
  6. A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds.
  7. A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree ( Eugenia, Caryophullus, aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.
  8. A spice from the dried flower bud of a tropical tree of the myrtle family.
  9. A pungent, aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower- bud ( so called from its resemblance ot a nail) of the clove- tree, a native of the Moluccas.
  10. A dried flower bud of a tropical tree ( the clove tree); used as a spice.
  11. A very pungent aromatic spice, the dried unexpanded flower- bud of the clove- tree, a shrub of the Molucca Islands.
  12. A small bulb formed in the axils of the scales of a mother bulb; a weight of sometimes 7lb, sometimes 8lb; a cleft or ravine.
  13. A kind of spice, consisting of the dried unexpanded flowers of a tree of the myrtle tribe; clove gillyflower, a beautiful flower having a peculiar scent- also called clove- pink, carnation- pink.
  14. A division of a root of garlic; in bot., cloves, applied to young bulbs, as in the onion; a weight, part of the wey, being about 8 lb.
  15. of Cleave
  16. Cleft.
  17. Pa. t. of CLEAVE, to split.
  18. Imp. Of CLEAVE, v.
  19. Of the verb cleave.
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