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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clove \Clove\, imp. of {Cleave}. Cleft. --Spenser.

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clove \Clove\, noun [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb-nail or spice-nail. Cf. {Cloy}.] 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}, {Clove pink} (Bot.), any fragrant self-colored carnation.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clove \Clove\, noun [D. kloof. See {Cleave}, verb (used with an object)] A cleft; a gap; a ravine; -- rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clove \Clove\, noun [AS. clufe an ear of corn, a clove of garlic; cf. cle['o]fan to split, E. cleave.]

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. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cleave \Cleave\ (kl[=e]v), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Cleft} (kl[e^]ft), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.), {Clove} (kl[=o]v, Obsolescent); p. p. {Cleft}, {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd) or {Cloven} (kl[=o]"v'n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleoven, cleven, AS. cle['o]fan; akin to OS. klioban, D. klooven, G. klieben, Icel. klj[=u]fa, Sw. klyfva, Dan. kl["o]ve and prob. to Gr. gly'fein to carve, L. glubere to peel. Cf. {Cleft}.]

1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.

O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. --Shak.

2. To part or open naturally; to divide.

Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws. --Deut. xiv. 6.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice

2: moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves [syn: {clove}, {clove tree}, {Syzygium aromaticum}, {Eugenia aromaticum}, {Eugenia caryophyllatum}]

3: one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb [syn: {clove}, {garlic clove}]

4: spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground

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