Definition of Chive

1. Noun. Perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning.

Exact synonyms: Allium Schoenoprasum, Chives, Cive, Schnittlaugh
Terms within: Chives
Generic synonyms: Alliaceous Plant



Definition of Chive

1. n. A filament of a stamen.

2. n. A perennial plant (Allium Schœnoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc.

Definition of Chive

1. Noun. A plant that is perennial (''Allium schoenoprasum''), related to the onion. ¹

2. Noun. (''in plural'' '''chives''') The leaves of this plant used as a herb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chive

1. an herb used as a seasoning [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chive

chivachies
chivalric
chivalries
chivalrous
chivalrously
chivalrousness
chivaree
chivareed
chivareeing
chivarees
chivari
chivaried
chivaries
chivariing
chive (current term)
chived
chives
chivied
chivies
chiving
chivs
chivved
chivvied
chivvier
chivviers
chivvies
chivving
chivvy
chivvying

Literary usage of Chive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Garden Farming by Lee Cleveland Corbett (1913)
"chive Outside the market and kitchen garden the hardy perennial chive finds little place ... Botanically, the chive is closely related to the common onion, ..."

2. The Horticulturist; Or, An Attempt to Teach the Science and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon, Loudon (Jane) (1849)
"No cottage garden ought to be without the chive, which may be planted as an edging to walks not much frequented. SUBSECT. VI. ..."

3. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"THE chive. Uta.—The young leaves are the parts used; the roots, although bulbs, are very small, and although partaking of tho taste and properties of the ..."

4. The Family Kitchen Gardener: Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of by Robert Buist (1861)
"Cut them off close ; they will come up again, and may be gathered in succession throughout the season. chive. ..."

5. Diseases of Truck Crops and Their Control by Jacob Joseph Taubenhaus (1918)
"... and spread about broadcast wherever the rust is abundant and of economic importance. DAMPING OFF, see RHIZOCTONIA, p. 45. DISEASES OF THE chive (Allium ..."

6. The New England Cook Book by Helen Saunders Wright (1912)
"chive DRESSING To 6 tablespoonfuls of olive oil add 2 teaspoon- fuls of chopped chives, 2 tablespoonfuls of lemon- juice, \ teaspoonful salt, ..."

7. The Mendelssohn Club Cook Book by Mendelssohn Club (Rockford, Ill.) (1909)
"chive Sandwiches. Mix Neufchatel and cream cheese together and add chives cut up fine and put between thin slices of bread and butter. —MRS. WW SAWYER. ..."

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