a volatile pale-yellow aromatic oil obtained from clove flowers, formerly much used in confectionery, dentistry, and microscopy Also called oil of cloves
clove oil n.
An aromatic oil obtained from the buds, stems, or leaves of the clove tree, used as a temporary anesthetic for toothaches.
noun 1. a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having a spicy scent resembling that of cloves. Compare (def 1). noun 1. another name for carnation (sense 1)
[kloh-ver] /ˈkloʊ vər/ noun, plural clovers (especially collectively) clover. 1. any of various plants of the genus Trifolium, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and dense flower heads, many species of which, as T. pratense, are cultivated as forage plants. 2. any of various plants of allied genera, as melilot. Idioms 3. in clover, […]
- Clover key
[kloh-ver-leef] /ˈkloʊ vərˌlif/ noun, plural cloverleafs, cloverleaves. 1. a road arrangement, resembling a in form, for permitting easy traffic movement between two intersecting high-speed highways. One highway passes over the other, and both are joined by a system of curved feeder roads permitting vehicles to enter and leave the highways. adjective 2. shaped like or […]