garlic chive


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 The go-to Chinese filling: juicy pork mixed with the fresh onion flavor of garlic chives. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "15 Excellent Asian Dishes for a Lunar New Year Celebration," 28 Jan. 2020 The filling is a blend of Tails & Trotters pork with shrimp, garlic chives, ginger and Sichuan peppercorns. oregonlive, "Dumpling Week is back, with 35 Portland restaurants offering special dishes," 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,, "Nam Vietnamese Brasserie promises to go beyond pho in Redwood City," 21 Jan. 2020 Raw garnishes may include bean sprouts, lettuce, chrysanthemum greens, Chinese celery and garlic chives. Andrea Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, "Hu tieu lowdown: The Chinese-Vietnamese-Cambodian noodles you need to know better," 4 Sep. 2019 Fries are chunky and crisp, sprinkled with garlic chives and togashari, a Japanese chile pepper mix. Sheryl Julian,, "At Craigie Burger in Time Out Market, the famous stack is astonishingly good," 13 Aug. 2019 Add garlic chives to wok and stir-fry gently until just beginning to wilt, about 30 seconds. Georgia Freedman, WSJ, "This Ingredient Makes Everything Better," 20 Sep. 2018 Chives Plant chives and garlic chives in early spring in rich soil. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Onions," 1 Feb. 2018 Herb thugs in my yard are tansy and clivers (medicinal use), and garlic chives (aka Chinese leeks) and lemon balm (culinary use). Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Growing and drying herbs in summer is a great way to benefit your culinary world," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of garlic chive

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Garlic chive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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