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ALL meanings of chives

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  • 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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