Clove hitch(Naut.) See under Hitch.Clove hook(Naut.), an iron two-part hook, with jaws overlapping, used in bending chain sheets to the clews of sails; — called also clip hook. Knight.

(Clove), n. [D. kloof. See Cleave, v. t.] A cleft; a gap; a ravine; — rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.

(Clove), n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb-nail or spice-nail. Cf. Cloy.] A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree a native of the Molucca Isles.

Clove camphor. (Chem.) See Eugenin.Clove gillyflower, Clove pink(Bot.), any fragrant self- colored carnation.

(Clove), n. [AS. clufe an ear of corn, a clove of garlic; cf. cleófan to split, E. cleave.]

1. (Bot.) 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.

2. A weight. A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about seven pounds. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Clo"ven) p. p. & a. from Cleave, v. t.

To show the cloven footor hoof, to reveal a devilish character, or betray an evil purpose, notwithstanding disguises, — Satan being represented dramatically and symbolically as having cloven hoofs.

(Clo"ven-foot`ed Clo"ven-hoofed`) , a. Having the foot or hoof divided into two parts, as the ox.

(Clo"ver) n. [OE. claver, clover, AS. cl&aemacrfre; akin to LG. & Dan. klever, D. klaver, G. klee, Sw. klöfver.] (Bot.) A plant of different species of the genus Trifolium; as the common red clover, T. pratense, the white, T. repens, and the hare's foot, T. arvense.

Clover weevil(Zoöl.) a small weevil that destroys the seeds of clover.Clover worm(Zoöl.), the larva of a small moth (Asopia costalis), often very destructive to clover hay.In clover, in very pleasant circumstances; fortunate. [Colloq.] — Sweet clover. See Meliot.

(Clo"vered) a. Covered with growing clover.

Flocks thick nibbling through the clovered vale.

(Clowe"-gi*lof`re) n. [See 3d Clove, and Gillyflower.] Spice clove. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Clown) n. [Cf. Icel. klunni a clumsy, boorish fellow, North Fries. klönne clown, dial. Sw. klunn log, Dan. klunt log, block, and E. clump, n.]

"Clouted brogues" in Shakespeare and "clouted shoon" in Milton have been understood by some to mean shoes armed with nails; by others, patched shoes.

(Clout"er*ly) a. [From Clout, n.] Clumsy; awkward. [Obs.]

Rough-hewn, cloutery verses.
E. Phillips.

(Clove) imp. of Cleave. Cleft. Spenser.

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