What is CLOVES?

The undeveloped flower buds of the clovctree used as a spice, which yield from 15 to 20 per cent, of the essential oil of cloves as obtained by distillation of the buds and flower stalks with water. It is a pale yellow, pungentsmelling liquid containing from 85 to 90 per cent, of eugenic acid or eugenol, and a small quantity of a terpene isomeric with::urpentine. It boils at 2510 C.; its sp.gr. is 1048 to 1070, refractive index i”528 to t

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