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Sense: 1
Origin: Old English clufu
Sense: 2
Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: clou (de girofle) 'nail of clove', from Latin clavus 'nail'

clove

1 noun
     
clove
Related topics: Cooking, Plants
clove1 [countable]
1HBPDFC one of the separate parts that form a garlic plant:
2HBPDFC a black spice (=something used to give a special taste to food) with a strong sweet smell

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