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chives, chive  n.  (Bot.)
A perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion, having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc. (Written also cive)
Synonyms: chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium schoenoprasum.
The bulbous herb Allium Schoenoprasum used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning.

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"Chives" Quotes from Famous Books

... The classes of vegetables The culture of the leading vegetables Asparagus; artichoke; artichoke; Jerusalem; bean; beet; broccoli; brussels sprouts; cabbage; carrot; cauliflower; celeriac; celery; chard; chicory; chervil; chives; collards; corn salad; corn; cress; cucumber; dandelion; egg-plant; endive; garlic; horseradish; kale; kohlrabi; leek; lettuce; mushroom; mustard; muskmelon; okra; onion; parsley; parsnip; pea; pepper; potato; radish; rhubarb; salsify; sea-kale; sorrel; spearmint; spinach; squash; sweet-potato; ...
— Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) • L. H. Bailey

... a chive o' your bread, my love, And ae glass o' your wine, For I hae fasted for your love ...
— The Balladists - Famous Scots Series • John Geddie

Words linked to "Chives" :   alliaceous plant, cive, herb

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