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clove

noun uk   /kləʊv/ us    /kloʊv/

clove noun (PLANT PART)

[C] a small separate part of a bulb of garlic (= a plant used in cooking): This recipe takes four cloves of garlic.

clove noun (SPICE)

[C or U] a small, dark brown dried flower of an evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves), used as a spice: The ham was studded with cloves. sweet spices such as ginger and clove

clove

verb uk   /kləʊv/ us    /kloʊv/
past simple of cleave
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