Crossword clues for chives
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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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.
n. (plural of chive English)
Chives is the common name of Allium schoenoprasum, an edible species of the Allium genus.
A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia and North America.
A. schoenoprasum is the only species of Allium native to both the New and the Old Worlds.
The name of the species derives from the Greek σχοίνος, skhoínos ( sedge) and πράσον, práson ( leek). Its English name, chives, derives from the French word cive, from cepa, the Latin word for onion.
Chives are a commonly used herb and can be found in grocery stores or grown in home gardens. In culinary use, the scapes and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other dishes. Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.
Chives may refer to:
- Chives (Allium schoenoprasum), a member of the onion family ( Alliaceae) grown for their leaves, which are used as a condiment
- Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), also known as Chinese chives, popular in Asian cuisine
- Chives, Charente-Maritime, a commune in the Charente-Maritime département, in France
- Chivé, a village in Bolivia
- The Chive, entertainment website
Usage examples of "chives".
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.
Having made arrangements for that, the man took Chives to his private flitter.
Flandry had bought him some years back, named him Chives, and taught him any number of useful arts.
Flandry sipped the whiskey Chives had gotten from the supplies they had along, and watched the awesome landscape with half an eye.
And then Chives saw the thing which hung in the sky before them, and yelled.
But always, Chives, the Red Spot is a pack of flying glaciers, stretching broader than all Terra.
Slowly, his thin face sagging with gravity, Chives pulled himself to the pack of equipment.
Approach the flitter whistling that, and Chives won't shoot you without investigation.
If anything can run that blockade without collecting a missile, it's Chives in the Hooligan.
He must remain with Chives, parrying everything, while his crew had the pleasure of boarding.
Therefore: Would I rather flit to the mainland and its bright lights, or have Chives phone the nearest cepheid agency?
Kossara went along through rosiness, into an aircar, on across the city and an ocean, eventually to an ornate house on an island which Chives called Catalina.