Allspice vs Clove what difference

what is difference between Allspice and Clove

English

Etymology

all + spice, as it was thought to combine the flavours of various other spices.

Pronunciation

Noun

allspice (countable and uncountable, plural allspices)

  1. (uncountable) A spice; the dried and ground unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, thought to combine the flavours of several spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  2. (countable) Pimenta dioica, an evergreen tree of tropical America with aromatic berries.

Synonyms

  • (spice): Pimento
  • (tree): Jamaica pepper

Derived terms

  • Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

Translations

References

  • allspice on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • allspice on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Pimenta dioicia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Pimenta dioicia on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Anagrams

  • Capellis, Pacellis, speciall, specilla


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kləʊv/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kloʊv/
  • Rhymes: -əʊv

Etymology 1

From Middle English clove, an alteration of earlier clowe, borrowed from the first component of Old French clou (de girofle) (modern French clou de girofle), from Latin clāvus (nail) for its shape. Also see clāva (knotty branch, club). Doublet of clou.

Noun

clove (countable and uncountable, plural cloves)

  1. (uncountable, countable) A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree.
  2. (countable) A clove tree, of the species Syzygium aromaticum (syn. Caryophyllus aromaticus), native to the Moluccas (Indonesian islands), which produces the spice.
  3. (countable) An old English measure of weight, containing 7 pounds (3.2 kg), i.e. half a stone.
    • 1843, The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge p. 202.
      Seven pounds make a clove, 2 cloves a stone, 2 stone a tod 6+12 tods a wey, 2 weys a sack, 12 sacks a last. The ‘Pathway’ points out the etymology of the word cloves; it calls them ‘ claves or nails.’ It is to be observed here that a sack is 13 tods, and a tod 28 pounds, so that the sack is 364 pounds.
Derived terms
  • clove camphor
  • clove gillyflower
  • clove pink (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Related terms

  • cloy
  • cloying
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English clove, from Old English clufu, from Proto-Germanic *klubō, related to clēofan (to cleave, split), hence with the verbal etymology hereafter.

Noun

clove (plural cloves)

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

Etymology 3

Verb

clove

  1. simple past tense of cleave
Related terms
  • cloven

Etymology 4

Borrowed from Dutch kloof.

Noun

clove (plural cloves)

  1. (geography) A narrow valley with steep sides, used in areas of North America first settled by the Dutch

Usage notes

  • Mainly used in proper names, such as Kaaterskill Clove.

Further reading

  • clove on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Covel

Middle English

Etymology 1

Inherited from Old English clufu, clofu; compare cleven.

Alternative forms

  • clof, clowe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɔːv(ə)/

Noun

clove (plural cloves)

  1. clove (bulb of garlic)
Descendants
  • English: clove
  • Scots: clow
References
  • “clōve, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-29.

Etymology 2

From Old French clou de girofle.

Noun

clove

  1. Alternative form of clowe

Etymology 3

From Old English clofen, past participle of clēofan.

Noun

clove

  1. Alternative form of cloven

Etymology 4

From Old English clēaf, 1st- and 3rd- person simple past singular of clēofan, with the vowel from the past participle.

Verb

clove

  1. simple past singular of cleven (to split)

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