clove Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “clove” in the English Dictionary

"clove" in British English

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clovenoun

uk   /kləʊv/  us   /kloʊv/

clove noun (PLANT PART)

[C] a ​smallseparatepart of a bulb of garlic (= a ​plant used in ​cooking): This ​recipetakes four cloves of ​garlic.

clove noun (SPICE)

[C or U] a ​small, ​darkbrowndriedflower of an evergreentree (= one that never ​losesitsleaves), used as a ​spice: The ​ham was ​studded with cloves. sweetspices such as ​ginger and clove

cloveverb

uk   /kləʊv/  us   /kloʊv/
past simple of cleave
(Definition of clove from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clove" in American English

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clovenoun

 us   /kloʊv/

clove noun (PLANT PART)

[C] a ​section of the ball-like ​root of a garlicplant

clove noun (SPICE)

[C/U] a ​spice that is the ​driedflower of a ​tree
(Definition of clove from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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