Clove

Definition of Clove

imp.1.Cleft.
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.
n.1.A cleft; a gap; a ravine; - rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.
1.A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia aromatica syn. Caryophullus aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.
Clove camphor
(Chem.) See Eugenin.
Clove gillyflower
(Bot.) any fragrant self-colored carnation.
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.

Related Words

clove tree, Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum, flower bud, Syzygium aromaticum
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