, clove, OF. girofre
, F. girofle
: cf. F. giroflée
gillyflower, fr. girofle
, Gr. clove tree; nut + leaf, akin to E. foliage
. Cf. Caryophyllus
Clove gillyflower, the clove pink. -- Marsh gillyflower, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi). -- Queen's gillyflower, or Winter gillyflower, damewort. -- Sea gillyflower, the thrift (Armeria vulgaris). -- Wall gillyflower, the wallflower (Cheiranthus Cheiri). -- Water gillyflower, the water violet.
A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white. [1913 Webster]
A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.