• WordNet 3.6
    • n chive perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1926, when a Los Angeles restaurant owner with the all-American name of Bob Cobb was looking for a way to use up leftovers, he threw together some avocado, celery, tomato, chives, watercress, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, bacon, and Roquefort cheese, and named it after himself: Cobb salad.
    • n Chive (Bot) A filament of a stamen.
    • n chive (Bot) A perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion, having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc.
    • chive the bulbous herb Allium Schoenoprasum used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chive A piece cut off.
    • n chive In botany, the filament which supports the anther of a flower; a stamen.
    • n chive Same as cive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chive chīv an herb like the leek and onion, with small, flat, clustered bulbs: a small bulb
    • Chive Also Cive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cive, fr. L. cepa, caepa, onion. Cf. Cives Cibol


In literature:

Ingredients: Peas, bean onions, potatoes, tarragon, chives, parsley, tomatoes, anchovies, oil, vinegar, ham.
"The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:" by Mrs. W. G. Waters
Beat up two eggs with a little water or milk, salt, pepper, chives, and parsley.
"No Name" by Wilkie Collins
Mix highly seasoned cold cooked rice with some grated onion, chopped parsley and chives; add 2 dozen fine cut French sardines.
"365 Foreign Dishes" by Unknown
Chives should be planted 6 or 8 in.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Melt Crisco, add breadcrumbs, chopped mushrooms, parsley, chives, egg well beaten, salt and pepper.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
At supper water-cress, lettuce, radishes, and sandwiches made of chives are preferable to sausage and rich cheese.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Put one cupful of stock into a saucepan with two tablespoonfuls of white wine and three tablespoonfuls of chopped chives and parsley.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
In one grew some very fine chives or leeks; this was the kitchen garden.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Separate the flowerets, mix with the parsley, chives and dressing.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier

In poetry:

There the good wife doth return it,
Grumbling, as she shows the dish,
Chervil, basil, chives, and burnet
Feed, instead of seasoning, fish.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

The moth attacks the onion family--garlic, leeks , onions, chives and their relatives.
2 Qts diced bread pieces (day old works great) 8 eggs 1 qt heavy whipping cream Pinch of nutmeg 5 oz boursin cheese Salt & pepper to taste 2 tbsp chives 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley.
fresh lemon juice Pinch curry powder Salt & ground pepper Snipped fresh chives or parsley.
Vichyssoise with Bacon and Chive Oil.
Chopped fresh or frozen chives (or 2 tsp.
Stir in the chives, pepper, and clams .
The polyester cushion-available in Toast, Chive, Ibiza, and Persimmon-is cute as well as disinfectable and nearly indestructible.
) container chive and onion cream cheese.
Clumps of chives add color to your garden while also attracting pollinating honeybees and repelling undesirable insects.
White Bean Soup with Chive Oil.
Chicken Lasagna Rolls with Chive-Cream Sauce.
Whip eggs , chives and dressing mix in a bowl.
Finish by sprinkling the eggs with minced chives and seasoning with cracked pepper.
Nicole Cosom and Jeffery Tillery display a stuffed salmon fillet with chive and dill sauce at IKEA's cafeteria.
Flavorful greens such as French sorrel, garlic chives, and dandelion greens can spice up your salads and dishes.