Clavo de olor

Close up of clove in a wooden spoon on old table

Syzygium aromaticum

Clove (Wiktionary)



  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kləʊv/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kloʊv/
  • Rhymes: -əʊv

Etymology 1

From Middle English clove, an alteration of earlier clowe, borrowed from the first component of Old French clou (de girofle), from Latin clāvus (nail) for its shape. Also see clāva (knotty branch, club). Doublet of clou.


clove (countable and uncountable, plural

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