The unopened flowers of Eugenia aromatica, a tree of the Molucca Islands. The spice made from them contains oleum caryophyllae, or oil of cloves, a pungent, volatile oil. It is aromatic and carminative, and locally to some extent anaesthetic, as shown by its popular use in the cavity of an aching tooth. Clove tea is made with spice and boiling water, 3 ii.-O.i.