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chive

 (chīv)
n.
1. often chives A bulbous herb (Allium schoenoprasum) native to Eurasia, having clusters of usually pink to rose-violet flowers and cultivated for its long, slender, hollow leaves.
2. chives The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.

[Middle English chive, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin cēpa, onion.]
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chive

(tʃaɪv)
n
(Plants) a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc. Also called: chives
[C14: from Old French cive, ultimately from Latin caepa onion]
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chive

(tʃaɪv)

n.
a small bulbous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the leek and onion, having long slender leaves used as a flavoring.
[1350–1400; Middle English cive < Anglo-French chive, Old French cive « Latin caepa onion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chive - perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoningchive - perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
chives - cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor
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The vibrant chive oil is worth taking the time to make as it adds another level of presentation and flavour to the soup and as for the little fried crispy sippits, they are a must for crunch and that all-important wow factor when served.
Heat up the cream sauce, add four dessert spoons of the chive oil and whisk it in - the white sauce should be marbled with bright green oil.
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A chive extract was developed, and a diffusion assay determined its antibacterial activity.
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