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 for clove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 aromatica syn. Caryophullus
     aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.
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     Clove camphor. (Chem.) See Eugenin.
  
     Clove gillyflower, Clove pink (Bot.), any fragrant
        self-colored carnation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clove \Clove\, imp. of Cleave.
     Cleft. --Spenser.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Developing, in the axils of its skales, new bulbs,
              of what gardeners call cloves.        --Lindley.
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     2. A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of
        wool, about seven pounds. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. --Shak.
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     2. To part or open naturally; to divide.
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              Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the
              cleft into two claws.                 --Deut. xiv.
                                                    6.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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, 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: clove, garlic clove]
      4: spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used
         whole or ground

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