clove means: 1. This spice is dried flower buds from a tropical evergreen Eugenia aromatica. It has a reddish brown color and a unique nail shape. 2. One segment of a bulb such as garlic. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does clove mean?

An evergreen tree (Syzygium aromaticum) It is a native of the Moluccas, and it has been widely grown for oil production and its fragrant dried flowers buds. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This plant’s flower buds can be used as whole or ground up to make a spice. (in Merlin Dictionary)

A small section of a separate bulb such as the one used for garlic. (in Merlin Dictionary)