noun \ˈchīv\

: 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

  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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