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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /tʃaɪvz/
    • /tʃaɪvz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /tʃaɪvz/

Definitions of chives word

  • noun plural chives Chives are the long thin hollow green leaves of a herb with purple flowers. Chives are cut into small pieces and added to food to give it a flavour similar to onions. 3
  • noun plural chives the leaves of Allium schoenoprasum, used as a herb 3
  • noun plural chives a hardy, perennial herb (Allium schoenoprasum) of the lily family, with small, slender, hollow leaves having a mild onion flavor: used in soups, stews, etc. 3
  • noun chives A widely cultivated small Eurasian plant related to the onion, with purple-pink flowers and dense tufts of long tubular leaves that are used as a culinary herb. 1
  • noun chives plural of chive. 0

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chives popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chives usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chives

  • what are chives?
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  • what is chives?
  • what is the difference between chives and green onions?
  • what do chives taste like?
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  • how to grow chives from seed?
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