clove clove


  1. (n) aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
  2. (n) moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves
  3. (n) one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
  4. (n) spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
  5. (v) separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  6. (v) make by cutting into
  7. (v) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

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  • Republicans beat the Democrats in charity softball tourney

    Making charitable use of partisan politics, the Republicans beat the Democrats 3-2 in a softball game at Clove Lakes Park on Saturday that raised about $1,000 for On Your Mark.Staten Island Republican Party Chairman John Antoniello and his counterpart for...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

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  1. The article by Eric Asimov said, "Our No. 2 beer, the Long Trail Pale Ale, had a clove-like spiciness that gave it complexity, but would not have been out of place in a Belgian ale. Still, its balance made it utterly refreshing."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Isaac Asimov Source:

  2. "There was some poor planning done, and there wasn't consideration that what's going on at the Verrazano Bridge would have an impact on Clove Road," Molinaro said. "It would have been chaos."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: James Molinaro Source: Staten Island Advance -

  3. "My mother told me she always put garlic in the water before pre?boiling mushrooms, because it would go black if they were poisonous," says Contaldo. "But no mushroom changes the colour of a clove of garlic."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Gennaro Contaldo Source:

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