Origin of chive
Examples from the Web for chive
The chive rarely forms seeds, and it is propagated by the bulbs, which grow in clusters.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
Add one chive, one cardamon, two cloves, half a nutmeg and salt to taste.
If small, serve whole; if large, cut them in one-half inch cubes and reheat in Chive Sauce.Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners|Elizabeth O. Hiller
"Only a prince and a chive," said the man, disgustedly, meaning my half-crown and a jack-knife.Jim Davis|John Masefield
Word Origin for chive
c.1400, from Old North French chive (Old French, Modern French cive, 13c.), from Latin cepa "onion" (see onion).