Crossword clues for chive
The Collaborative International Dictionary
chive \chive\, chives \chives\, n. [F. cive, fr. L. cepa, caepa, onion. Cf. Cives, Cibol.] (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. [Written also cive.]
Syn: chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium schoenoprasum.
2. the bulbous herb Allium Schoenoprasum used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, from Old North French chive (Old French, Modern French cive, 13c.), from Latin cepa "onion" (see onion).
n. 1 A perennial plant, ''Allium schoenoprasum'', related to the onion. 2 (''in plural'' '''chives''') The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
Usage examples of "chive".
Add that to all the chive, dillweed, and lemon balm growing around the porch and the smell could knock you over.
Chicken with Giblets, the Hot Cherry Pie, the smoking Oyster Stew, and the Smearcase with Chives, such as Gusta used to send in.
Now the group was huddled around the island where Mike was chopping chives and telling stories, grandkids running around his feet.
Edmund Chive and he had been a happy but poor man until the age of twenty-eight when he had become immensely rich by inventing a new kind of thing: not a completely new thing but an exciting new twist on a thing that had been around for years and everybody had got used to and a bit bored with.
He served salmon steak with melted chive butter, steamed asparagus, and new potatoes.
The To mates Suisses with which Rosie served them were delicious, but the tomatoes stuffed with cream cheese and chives, while absolutely delectable, did little more than take the edge off her appetite.
She heated soup and served it in earthenware mugs, sipping her own while she put together an omelette, seasoned with chives and musbrooms.
Mites are also repelled by members of the onion family, including chives and garlic.
Brick dust and pigeon droppings and charred wood gave way to smells of mint and chives and roses.
The patient's name was Edmund Chive and he had been a happy but poor man until the age of twenty-eight when he had become immensely rich by inventing a new kind of thing: not a completely new thing but an exciting new twist on a thing that had been around for years and everybody had got used to and a bit bored with.
Bacon in the fall, cheese in winter, pickled burbot and chives on toast in spring, and curds and watercress in summer.
Flandry had christened him Chives and taught him several things which made him valuable in more matters than laying out a dress suit.
You can come out on the target range and prove what you said about shooting while Chives packs.
But now there's the devil to pay, and I only hope Chives can locate us in time and not get himself blown out of the sky.
He saved an hour by having Chives dive the yacht illegally through all traffic lanes above Admiralty Center.