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chive

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noun \ˈchīv\

Simple Definition of chive

  • : a plant that is related to the onion

  • chives : the long thin leaves of the chive plant that are cut into small pieces and used for flavoring food

Full Definition of chive

  1. :  a perennial plant (Allium schoenoprasum) related to the onion and having slender leaves used as a seasoning; also :  its leaves —usually used in plural — compare garlic chive

Examples of chive

  1. Do you want chives on your baked potato?



Origin of chive

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cepa onion


First Known Use: 14th century

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