garlic chive

noun

Definition of garlic chive

: a perennial allium (Allium tuberosum) native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its garlic-flavored stems, leaves, buds, and flower heads usually used in plural

called also Chinese chive

Examples of garlic chive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the broth is still scalding hot, the steam carrying the aroma of the flecks of garlic chive on its surface. Francis Lam, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Sep. 2021 The go-to Chinese filling: juicy pork mixed with the fresh onion flavor of garlic chives. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 28 Jan. 2020 The filling is a blend of Tails & Trotters pork with shrimp, garlic chives, ginger and Sichuan peppercorns. oregonlive, 29 Jan. 2020 There will be a large mural depicting a typical fishing village scene, and the dishes will highlight the region’s emphasis on fresh herbs like garlic chives. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 21 Jan. 2020 Raw garnishes may include bean sprouts, lettuce, chrysanthemum greens, Chinese celery and garlic chives. Andrea Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2019 Fries are chunky and crisp, sprinkled with garlic chives and togashari, a Japanese chile pepper mix. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2019 Add garlic chives to wok and stir-fry gently until just beginning to wilt, about 30 seconds. Georgia Freedman, WSJ, 20 Sep. 2018 Chives Plant chives and garlic chives in early spring in rich soil. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of garlic chive

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Garlic chive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garlic%20chive. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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