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chive (n.)

common name of an edible herb closely related to garlic, c. 1400, from Old North French chive (Old French, Modern French cive, 13c.), from Latin cepa "onion" (see onion).

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Definitions of chive

chive (n.)
perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning;
Synonyms: chives / cive / schnittlaugh / Allium schoenoprasum
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