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Clove vs. Pungent

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The main difference between Clove and Pungent is that the Clove is a species of plant and Pungent is a taste

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  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

    A clove tree, of the species Syzygium aromaticum (syn. ver=161207), native to the Moluccas (Indonesian islands), which produces the spice.

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Pungent (adjective)

    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."

  • Pungent (adjective)

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

  • Pungent (adjective)

    Stinging; acerbic.

    "The critic gave a pungent review."

  • Pungent (adjective)

    Having a sharp and stiff point.

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  • Clove

    Cleft.

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Pungent (adjective)

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

  • Pungent (adjective)

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

  • Pungent (adjective)

    Prickly-pointed; hard and sharp.

Webster Dictionary
  • Clove (noun)

    aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Clove (noun)

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

  • Pungent (adjective)

    sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell;

    "tasting the pungent wood sorrel"

    "pungent curry"

    "a pungent smell of burning sulfur"

  • Pungent (adjective)

    capable of wounding;

    "a barbed compliment"

    "a biting aphorism"

    "pungent satire"

Princeton's WordNet

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