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Clove vs. Pungent

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Clovenoun

A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree.

Pungentadjective

Having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.

‘I accidentally dropped the bottle of ammonia and after few seconds, a very pungent stench could be detected.’;

Clovenoun

(countable) A clove tree, of the species Syzygium aromaticum (syn. Caryophyllus aromaticus), native to the Moluccas (Indonesian islands), which produces the spice.

Pungentadjective

Having a strong taste that stings the tongue, said especially of hot (spicy) food, which has a strong and sharp or bitter taste.

Clovenoun

(countable) An old English measure of weight, containing 7 pounds (3.2 kg), i.e. half a stone.

Pungentadjective

(figurative) Stinging; acerbic.

‘The critic gave a pungent review.’;

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Clovenoun

Any one of the separate bulbs that make up the larger bulb of garlic

Pungentadjective

(botany) Having a sharp and stiff point.

Clove

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Pungentadjective

Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking; biting; acrid; as, a pungent spice.

‘Pungent radish biting infant's tongue.’; ‘The pungent grains of titillating dust.’;

Clovenoun

A cleft; a gap; a ravine; - rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.

Pungentadjective

Sharply painful; penetrating; poignant; severe; caustic; stinging.

‘With pungent pains on every side.’; ‘His pungent pen played its part in rousing the nation.’;

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Clovenoun

A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia aromatica syn. Caryophullus aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.

Pungentadjective

Prickly-pointed; hard and sharp.

Clovenoun

One of the small bulbs developed in the axils of the scales of a large bulb, as in the case of garlic.

‘Developing, in the axils of its skales, new bulbs, of what gardeners call cloves.’;

Pungentadjective

sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell;

‘tasting the pungent wood sorrel’; ‘pungent curry’; ‘a pungent smell of burning sulfur’;

Clovenoun

A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds.

Pungentadjective

capable of wounding;

‘a barbed compliment’; ‘a biting aphorism’; ‘pungent satire’;

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Clovenoun

aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice

Clovenoun

moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves

Clovenoun

one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb

Clovenoun

spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground

Clove

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands (or Moluccas) in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice.

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