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clove


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clove  \Clove\,  n.  [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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clove  \Clove\,  n.  [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,  or  Caryophullus  aromatica}),  a 
  native  of  the  Molucca  Isles. 
 
  {Clove  camphor}.  (Chem.)  See  {Eugenin}. 
 
  {Clove  gillyflower},  {Clove  pink}  (Bot.),  any  fragrant 
  self-colored  carnation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clove  \Clove\,  n.  [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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleave  \Cleave\  (kl[=e]v),  v.  t.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clove 
  n  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  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:  {garlic  clove}] 
  4:  spice  from  dried  unopened  flower  bud  of  the  clove  tree;  used 
  whole  or  ground 




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