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Chive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHIVE, N. A SPECIES OF SMALL ONION.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning [syn: chives, chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium schoenoprasum]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cepa onion Date: 14th century a perennial plant (Allium schoenoprasum) related to the onion and having slender leaves used as a seasoning; also its leaves usually used in plural; compare garlic chive

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a small alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, having purple-pink flowers and dense tufts of long tubular leaves which are used as a herb. Etymology: ME f. OF cive f. L cepa onion

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chive Chive, n. (Bot.) A filament of a stamen. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chive Chive, n. [F. cive, fr. L. cepa, caepa, onion. Cf. Cives, Cibol.] (Bot.) A perennial plant (Allium Sch[oe]noprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc. [Written also cive.]



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