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chive

[ chahyv ]

noun

  1. a small bulbous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the leek and onion, having long, slender leaves that are used as a seasoning.


chive

/ tʃaɪv /

noun

  1. a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc Also calledchives


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chive1

1350–1400; Middle English cive < Anglo-French chive, Old French cive Latin caepa onion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chive1

C14: from Old French cive, ultimately from Latin caepa onion
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Example Sentences

Nowadays, they offer a loaded brisket mac, which combines Beyond Meat patties with secret seasoning, and a baked potato with chives that pays tribute to Houston rapper DJ Screw.

The chives can be harvested weekly, but you’ll have to wait two weeks for the rest.

Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, chives, shallots, because of their strong, sharp flavor when raw, are most often chopped, diced, minced, and then sautéed or otherwise cooked or worked into the base of the dish, as a building block that adds flavor.

From Vox

A crisp-edged chive crepe comes with a filling of mushroom duxelles and a side dollop of tomato concasse for tang and shade.

Add the chives, soy sauce and wine, if using, and cook, stirring until the chives are aromatic, about 2 minutes.

Add one chive, one cardamon, two cloves, half a nutmeg and salt to taste.

The chive rarely forms seeds, and it is propagated by the bulbs, which grow in clusters.

If small, serve whole; if large, cut them in one-half inch cubes and reheat in Chive Sauce.

"Only a prince and a chive," said the man, disgustedly, meaning my half-crown and a jack-knife.

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