Complete Definition of "clove"

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Pronunciation
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Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊv|-ÉÊv

Noun
clove (plural cloves)

  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.
  2. any one of the separate bulbs that make up the larger bulb of garlic
  3. an old English measure of weight, containing 7 pounds; half a stone.

#:Quotations
#:*1866: By a statute of 9 Hen. VI. it was ordained that the wey of cheese should contain 32 cloves of 7 lbs. each, i.e. 224 lbs., or 2 cwts. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 169.

Translations
trans-top|spice
Bosnian: karanfiliÄ#Bosnian|karanfiliÄ m
Croatian: klinÄiÄ#Croatian|klinÄiÄ m
Czech: hÅebíÄek m
Finnish: mausteneilikka
French: clou de girofle m
German: Gewürznelke f
Italian: chiodo di garofano m
Norwegian: Nellikspiker m
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Russian: гвоздика (gvozdíka) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: каÑанÑилиÑ#Serbian|каÑанÑÐ¸Ð»Ð¸Ñ m
:Latin: karanfiliÄ#Serbian|karanfiliÄ m
Spanish: clavo de olor m; clavo m
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trans-top|bulb of garlic
Bosnian: Äehno#Bosnian|Äehno n, Äesno#Bosnian|Äesno n
Croatian: ÄeÅ¡anj#Croatian|ÄeÅ¡anj m
Czech: stroužek m
Danish: fed n
Finnish: kynsi
French: gousse
Italian: spicchio m
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Norwegian: fedd n
Russian: долÑка ÑеÑнока (dólâka Äesnoká) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: ÑеÑно#Serbian|ÑеÑно n, ÑеÑно#Serbian|ÑеÑно n
:Latin: Äesno#Serbian|Äesno n, Äehno#Serbian|Äehno n
Spanish: diente m
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trans-top|measure
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Etymology
From Old French clou (de girofle), meaning "nail" for its shape; this from Latin clavus (nail).

Verb
clove

  1. Past participle of cleave

See also
garlic

Category:Spices and Herbs
Category:Units of measure

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