clove tree

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Synonyms for clove tree

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

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Most modern authors agree in saying that the clove tree is a native of the Moluccas and did not spread to other parts of Asia before the arrival of Europeans in Indonesia.
The buds of the clove tree contain eugenol, naphthalin, caryophyllen, and gallotannic, and the bark and stem caryophyllen.
As well as this, a lot of clove trees were cut down upon the recommendation of the Clove Buffer Stock Board (prior to this Board's disbandment last year).
She is particularly good, in describing the entrepreneurial Omani Arabs who "introduced clove trees and found they did well in the hot, damp climate".
You'll see bright red cocoa pods, huge banana flowers, clove trees, and slender cassava plants (the source of tapioca).