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?
Recent Examples of chive from the Web
Herbs such as thyme, basil and chives can be added to the dressing if desired.
When ready to serve, garnish with snipped chives or parsley.
There’s also lump crab salad mixed with mustard and mayonnaise with chives on small toasts, and house meatballs in tomato jus on garlic bread with Manchego cheese and ricotta curds.
Spread nduja onto crackers and top with dill, chives, and pickled currants.
Arctic Organics will have some fresh veggies at this week's market, including various leaf lettuces, baby arugula, greens mix, scallions, chives and pac choi.
Garlic chives produce stalks with round clusters of white flowers that are attractive and edible.
Rinse Romaine heads, dry, and cut lengthwise into 4 wedges, Drizzle each lettuce wedge with 2 tablespoons dressing and garnish with 1/2 tablespoon each of chives and red pepper.
The recipe uses equal parts mayonnaise and sour cream or crème fraîche, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, chives, salt, and cracked pepper.
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Origin and Etymology of chive
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cepa onion
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CHIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chive for English Language Learners
: 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
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