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 The Broiled Live Sea Scallop ($12) swims in garlic chive butter with finger lime. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 26 Feb. 2024 The menu features small bites like the warm milk bread with kabocha squash and brown butter; Mendocino uni with crisp prosciutto; broiled live sea scallop with garlic chive butter and more. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Standout dishes include clam toast with leeks and Iberico pork XO sauce, rainbow trout with corn rice and garlic chive pil-pil, and a dry-aged bone-in ribeye with watercress and anchovy salsa. Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 7 Feb. 2023 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,, 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of garlic chive was in 1950

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“Garlic chive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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