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Synonyms for clove

moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves

one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb


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spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree

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A downward cut clove the soft head of a kaldane, and another severed the taut rope beneath the panthan's feet.
Bits of surf-harried beach clove the worn granite, or whatever the rocks of Cape Farewell may be composed of, and as I followed the ebbing tide down one of these soft stretches, I saw the thing.
I had sat in that very conning-tower and directed the efforts of the sweating crew below when first her prow clove the sunny summer waters of the Pacific; and now this creature of my brain and hand had turned Frankenstein, bent upon pursuing me to my death.
A parang swung close to Number Twelve, but his own, which he had now learned to wield with fearful effect, clove through the pursuing warrior's skull splitting him wide to the breast bone.
The leaves of the camphor, pepper, cinnamon, and clove trees were delightfully aromatic; and the bread-fruit, the jaca, and the mango, vied with each other in the magnificence of their foliage.
They saw a man about forty years of age, standing under a willow tree, eating bread that had been rubbed with a clove of garlic.
His hand was on her mouth, but that was needless, for her tongue clove to its roof, and her power of utterance was gone.
It fell straight, and true as a die; clove the water with a scarcely audible splash; and was gone.
Weller to the tap, where they were soon occupied in discussing an exhilarating compound, formed by mixing together, in a pewter vessel, certain quantities of British Hollands and the fragrant essence of the clove.
She was considerably older than I, and besides, she always kept a clove or something in her mouth.
To plant, carefully separate the garlic cloves from the head, choosing cloves that are firm, unscarred, and unbroken.
Contract award: services in the field of public transport for the city of cloves in 2014.
250g/9oz butter, softened 100g /4oz hazelnuts 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g/9oz icing sugar 1' tsp ground cloves 350g/12oz plain flour
5lbs ripe plum tomatoes, washed and halved; 3tbsp olive oil; 3 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled; salt and freshly ground black pepper; 2tsp light brown sugar; 150ml/5fl oz light chicken or vegetable stock, or water (optional).