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clove1 British & World English

The dried flower bud of a tropical tree, used as an aromatic spice

clove2 British & World English

Any of the small bulbs making up a compound bulb of garlic, shallot, etc.

clove3 British & World English

Past of cleave.

clove in cleave1 British & World English

Split or sever (something), especially along a natural line or grain

clove hitch British & World English

A knot by which a rope is secured by passing it twice round a spar or another rope that it crosses at right angles in such a way that both ends pass under the loop of rope at the front

cleave1 British & World English

Make a way through (something) forcefully, as if by splitting it apart

clove pink in clove1 British & World English

A clove-scented pink which is the original type from which the carnation and other double pinks have been bred

clove gillyflower in clove1 British & World English

A clove-scented pink which is the original type from which the carnation and other double pinks have been bred

clove gillyflower in gillyflower British & World English

A clove-scented pink or carnation