\ ˈchīv How to pronounce chive (audio) \

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 in a Sentence

Do you want chives on your baked potato?

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In small bowl, stir together crème fraîche, and chives; set aside. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spring Herb Frittata," 2 May 2019 Combine mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, fresh chives, Dijon mustard, and kosher salt and black pepper in a bowl. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Classic Lobster Rolls," 22 May 2019 Remove from heat, and stir in spring vegetables, chives, butter, and parmesan until creamy. Marley Marius, Vogue, "How to Throw a Spring Party, Four Seasons Restaurant-Style," 5 May 2019 Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, chives, herbs, salt and pepper. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "It’s National Grilled Cheese Day. Enjoy these takes on the old classic.," 12 Apr. 2019 Fold in parsley, mint, chives, lemon zes, and juice and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spring Crudités with Herbed Cheese Dip," 11 Mar. 2019 Once finished, stir in cheese until melted; garnish with chives. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 Cilantro, mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, chives, and parsley are good candidates for beginning herb gardeners. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Plant an Indoor Herb Garden," 12 Mar. 2019 To serve: Ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle each serving with some of remaining olive oil and garnish with sautéed corn kernels and chives. Claire Perez,, "Make corn soup at season's peak," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chive

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chive

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

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English Language Learners Definition of chive

: a plant that is related to the onion
: the long thin leaves of the chive plant that are cut into small pieces and used for flavoring food

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