clove /ˈklov/ 名詞
Cleave v. t. [imp. Cleft Clave ( Obs.), Clove ( Obsolescent); p. p. Cleft, Cleaved or Cloven p. pr. & vb. n. Cleaving.]
1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.
O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. --Shak.
2. To part or open naturally; to divide.
Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws. --Deut. xiv. 6.
Clove imp. of Cleave. Cleft.
Clove hitch Naut. See under Hitch.
Clove hook Naut., an iron two-part hook, with jaws overlapping, used in bending chain sheets to the clews of sails; -- called also clip hook.
Clove, n. A cleft; a gap; a ravine; -- rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.
Clove, n. A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia aromatica syn. Caryophullus aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.
Clove camphor. Chem. See Eugenin.
Clove gillyflower, Clove pink Bot., any fragrant self-colored carnation.
1. Bot. One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic.
Developing, in the axils of its skales, new bulbs, of what gardeners call cloves. --Lindley.
2. A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds. [Prov. Eng.]
v 1: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;
"cleave the bone" [syn: split, rive]
2: make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a
channel into the rock"
3: 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"
[syn: cling, adhere, stick, cohere]
[also: cloven, clove, cleft]
n 1: aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
2: moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen
widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which
are source of cloves [syn: clove tree, Syzygium
aromaticum, Eugenia aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllatum]
3: one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis
of a larger garlic bulb [syn: garlic clove]
4: spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used
whole or ground