1. the dried flower bud of a tropical tree, Syzygium aromaticum, of the myrtle family, used whole or ground as a spice.
2. the tree itself.
Botany . one of the small bulbs formed in the axils of the scales of a mother bulb, as in garlic.
a simple past tense of cleave
She clove the bulbs
Picking up the cloves
Doomed to later pickle
In wine vinegar
Fragrant with cloves
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