Definition of Clove tree

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

Exact synonyms: Clove, Eugenia Aromaticum, Eugenia Caryophyllatum, Syzygium Aromaticum
Group relationships: Genus Syzygium, Syzygium
Terms within: Clove
Generic synonyms: Spice Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clove Tree

clout lists
clout nail
clove hitch
clove hitches
clove oil
clove pink
clove pinks
clove tree (current term)
cloven foot
cloven hoof
cloven hooves
clover-leaf roll
clover clamp
clover clamps
clover disease

Literary usage of Clove tree

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1. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"... and gathers the fruit, but no labour is bestowed on their cultivation. The clove-tree will not flourish except in the mountains of the five islands of ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... the wild clove tree.; ... very rare t the clove produced upon the wild clove-tree has no kind of ..."

3. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1816)
"clove tree, a tree about twenty feet in height, bearing the aromatic fruit called clove ; this tree nas grown in greatest abundance in ..."

4. The Earth, Plants, and Man: Popular Pictures of Nature by Joakim Frederik Schouw, Franz von Kobell, Arthur Henfrey (1852)
"A clove-tree ordinarily attains the age of seventy-five years, ... Few plants have naturally so limited an area of distribution as the clove-tree. ..."

5. American Druggist (1890)
"A peculiarity of the clove tree is that every part is aromatic, but the greatest ... The clove tree was first introduced into Zanzibar by the then sultan, ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"The average length of life of the clove tree in Zanzibar appears to be from sixty ... The coconut palm, like the clove tree, is found all over the fertile ..."

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