Sunday, 13 March 2011

Clove

CLOVE

–noun

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.

–noun
Botany . one of the small bulbs formed in the axils of the scales of a mother bulb, as in garlic.

–verb

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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3 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

I knew she would. :) A delightful mind twister.

Kelly said...

Hi there - my first visit to your site. I loved your playful take on the prompt.

http://www.starsandwillows.com/2011/03/el-ajo/

Tess Kincaid said...

Love the play on cloves. Very nice.