Etymology

1. clove

noun. spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground.

Etymology

  • kloof (Dutch)

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2. clove-scented

adjective. smelling of clove.

Antonyms

  • malodorous

3. clove

noun. one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb.

Synonyms

  • garlic clove
  • ail

Etymology

  • kloof (Dutch)

4. clove

noun. moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves.

Synonyms

  • Eugenia caryophyllatum
  • Syzygium
  • genus Syzygium
  • Syzygium aromaticum
  • clove tree
  • spice tree

Etymology

  • kloof (Dutch)

5. clove

noun. aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice.

Synonyms

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

Etymology

  • kloof (Dutch)

Example sentences of the word clove


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you don't have honey, add sugar or brown sugar to try to dull the clove flavor.

2. Verb, base form
If you plan to take clove essential oil for toothache or other health issues, make sure you're not allergic to it.

3. Adjective
If you have tooth pain, you may apply a small amount of clove oil on the affected area.

4. Verb, past participle
Tulsi is clove scented and has been known and used in India for centuries, where it is sacred to those of the Hindu faith.

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