garlic clove or clove garlic?

English translation: garlic clove

English term or phrase:garlic clove or clove garlic?
Selected answer:garlic clove
Entered by: Ana Maria Bustos K.

14:23 Feb 13, 2008
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Science - Cooking / Culinary
English term or phrase: garlic clove or clove garlic?
I'm translating recipes into American English. Both in the Internet as in real magazines I've seen both.
Which do you find more suitable for American English? or are both OK?
Paola Grochi
Local time: 04:25
garlic clove
that's the way I've always seen it, good luck!
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Ana Maria Bustos K.
Local time: 04:25
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4 +17garlic clove
Ana Maria Bustos K.
5cloves of garlic
Nikolaj Widenmann

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +17
garlic clove

that's the way I've always seen it, good luck!

Ana Maria Bustos K.
Local time: 04:25
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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agree  Michael Brady:
3 mins
  -> thank you Mike!

agree  Attila Piróth
3 mins
  -> thank you Attila!

agree  Ximena Correa
6 mins
  -> thank you Ximena!

agree  Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales: Also "clove(s) of garlic"
7 mins
  -> thank you Elizabeth!

agree  Cecilia Della Croce
7 mins
  -> thank you Cecilia!

agree  Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
9 mins
  -> thank you Patricia!

agree  Taña Dalglish: Resultados 1 - 10 de aproximadamente 706,000 de garlic clove. (0.17 segundos); Resultados 1 - 10 de aproximadamente 4,200,000 de clove garlic. (0.25 segundos); But “CLOVE OF GARLIC”. Saludos Ana Maria.
9 mins
  -> thank you Taña!

agree  María T. Vargas
13 mins
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agree  sarahca
16 mins
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agree  Carol Gullidge: or "1 clove of garlic" is more commonly used than "1 garlic clove". But in recipe books, the preposition is often omitted (eg, "2 cups sugar"), which is probably where all the "clove garlic"s come from.
19 mins
  -> thank you Carol!

agree  Peter Skipp
37 mins
  -> thank you Peter!

agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
1 hr
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agree  Margarita M. Martínez
1 hr
  -> thank you Margarita!

agree  Victoria Porter-Burns: yes, or 'clove of garlic'
1 hr
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agree  Ledja
2 hrs
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agree  V_Nedkov
6 hrs
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agree  Carolina Ruiz
9 hrs
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cloves of garlic

There are 628,000 Google hits for "cloves of garlic", and that's how I've always used it and seen it in recipes. And my father was a garlic fanatic...

Nikolaj Widenmann
United States
Local time: 00:25
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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