Synonyms of clove


1. clove, flower bud

usage: aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice

2. clove, clove tree, Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum, spice tree

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

3. clove, garlic clove, garlic, ail

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

4. clove, spice

usage: spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground


1. cleave, split, rive, tear

usage: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"

2. cleave, make, create

usage: make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"

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Definition and meaning of clove (Dictionary)