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clove,

name for a small evergreen tree (Syzygium aromaticum or Eugenia caryophyllata) of the family Myrtaceae (myrtlemyrtle,
common name for the Myrtaceae, a family of shrubs and trees almost entirely of tropical regions, especially in America and Australia. The family is characterized by leaves (usually evergreen) containing aromatic volatile oils. Many have showy blossoms.
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 family) and for its unopened flower bud, an important spice. The buds, whose folded petals are enclosed in four toothlike lobes of the calyx, are gathered by hand, dried, and marketed either whole or ground for culinary purposes. Clove oil, obtained by distillation, is widely used in synthetic vanilla and other flavorings as well as in perfumes; it is often considered medicinal and antiseptic. The spicy fragrance of cloves was used by the Chinese (c.3d cent. B.C.) and by the Romans, but the first instance of finding the tree growing wild was recorded by the Portuguese when they discovered the Spice Islands. The Portuguese and then the Dutch held the clove trade in monopoly, eliminating the tree from all but a single island, until the late 18th cent. Today cloves are products also of other tropical areas, e.g., the West Indies and islands off E Africa such as Madagascar and Zanzibar. Clove is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Myrtales, family Myrtaceae.
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clove

Strongly flavored common spice that adds flavor to many dishes is also a parasite killer and considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures. Clove oil is used to stop bleeding, reduce inflammation, relieve pain. Cloves are actually the dried flower buds of a tree originating from southern Asia. Clove is an ant repeller. Helps build stomach acid, helps digestion, increases peristaltic action in intestine. Disinfectant. Rub on tooth cavity to stop pain. Stimulating and warming, helps people with cold hands and feet. Promotes sweating to relieve fever. Safe for relieving vomiting by pregnant women.

clove

[klōv]
(botany)
The unopened flower bud of a small, conical, symmetrical evergreen tree, Eugenia caryophyllata, of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae); the dried buds are used as a pungent, strongly aromatic spice.
A small bulb developed within a larger bulb, as in garlic.

clove

1. a tropical evergreen myrtaceous tree, Syzygium aromaticum, native to the East Indies but cultivated elsewhere, esp Zanzibar
2. Botany any of the segments of a compound bulb that arise from the axils of the scales of a large bulb
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