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
: 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
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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