Clove camphor
Clove Clove, n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb-nail or spice-nail. Cf. {Cloy}.] A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree ({Eugenia aromatica} syn. {Caryophullus aromatica}), a native of the Molucca Isles. [1913 Webster]

{Clove camphor}. (Chem.) See {Eugenin}.

{Clove gillyflower}, {Clove pink} (Bot.), any fragrant self-colored carnation. [1913 Webster]


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  • clove camphor — Eugenin Eu ge*nin, n. (Chem.) A colorless, crystalline substance extracted from oil of cloves; called also {clove camphor}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clove — Clove, n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb nail or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clove gillyflower — Clove Clove, n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb nail …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clove pink — Clove Clove, n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb nail …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Eugenin — Eu ge*nin, n. (Chem.) A colorless, crystalline substance extracted from oil of cloves; called also {clove camphor}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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