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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chives, chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium schoenoprasum(noun)

    perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning


  1. chive(Noun)

    A plant that is perennial (Allium schoenoprasum), related to the onion.

    Etymology: from cive, from cepa.

  2. chive(Noun)

    (in plural chives) The leaves of this plant used as a herb.

    Etymology: from cive, from cepa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chive(noun)

    a filament of a stamen

  2. Chive(noun)

    a perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chive

    chīv, n. an herb like the leek and onion, with small, flat, clustered bulbs: a small bulb.—Also Cive. [Fr. cive—L. cæpa, an onion.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chive

    A plant in the genus ALLIUM, similar to ONIONS.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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