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Noun: clove  klowv
  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
    - 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
    - garlic clove
     
  4. Spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
Verb: cleave (clove,cloven, also cleaved,cleft)  kleev
  1. Separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    "cleave the bone";
    - split, rive [archaic]
     
  2. Make by cutting into
    "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"
     
  3. Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    "The dress cleaves to her body";
    - cling, adhere, stick, cohere

Derived forms: cloves

Type of: adjoin, ail, contact, create, flower bud, garlic, make, meet, spice, spice tree, tear, touch

Part of: genus Syzygium, Syzygium

Encyclopedia: Clove

Cleave