oil of cloves

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oil of cloves

[′ȯil əv ′klōvz]
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A thin, colorless to pale-yellow liquid distilled from cloves; thickens and darkens with time; boils at 250-260°C; has aromatic aroma and pungent taste; soluble in ether and chloroform; chief component is eugenol; used in medicine, perfumery, flavoring, and soaps. Also known as caryophyllus oil; clove oil.
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Thinking oil of cloves would be like clove balls I once put some on my tongue.
Then, during the last ten minutes of cooking, oil of cloves and oil of cinnamon are added to give the distinctive flavor.
Er mwyn lleddfu poen y ddannodd, dodwyd plwg o wlan cotwm (cotton wool) wedi ei fwydo mewn spirit neitar neu olew clofen (oil of cloves) a'i daro yn y daint drwg.
Give it its own rubber toys which it can chew, or if it likes to chew wood put a little oil of cloves on the wood.