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clove (root: cleave)


Noun, Verb (usu participle)


     Cleft.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
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.
cloven. [D. kloof. See Cleave, v. t.].
     A cleft; a gap; a ravine; -- rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.  [1913 Webster]
cloven. [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.  [1913 Webster]
Clove camphor. (Chem.) See Eugenin. -- Clove gillyflower, Clove pink (Bot.), any fragrant self-colored carnation.
cloven. [AS. clufe an ear of corn, a clove of garlic; cf. cleófan to split, E. cleave.].
  •  One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic.  [1913 Webster]
    "Developing, in the axils of its skales, new bulbs, of what gardeners call cloves."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds.  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]


clove, n.
1 a a dried flower-bud of a tropical plant, Eugenia aromatica, used as a pungent aromatic spice. b this plant.
2 (in full clove gillyflower or clove pink) a clove-scented pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, the original of the carnation and other double pinks.

clove, n. any of the small bulbs making up a compound bulb of garlic, shallot, etc.

clove, past of CLEAVE(1).




N interval, interspace, separation, break, gap, opening, hole, chasm, hiatus, caesura, interruption, interregnum, interstice, lacuna, cleft, mesh, crevice, chink, rime, creek, cranny, crack, chap, slit, fissure, scissure, rift, flaw, breach, rent, gash, cut, leak, dike, ha-ha, gorge, defile, ravine, canon, crevasse, abyss, abysm, gulf, inlet, frith, strait, gully, pass, furrow, abra, barranca, barranco, clove, gulch, notch, yawning gulf, hiatus maxime, hiatus valde deflendus, parenthesis, void, incompleteness, period, interim (time), with an interval, far between, breachy, rimose, rimulose, at intervals, longo intervallo.

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