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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chives, chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium schoenoprasumnoun

    perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning

  2. chivesnoun

    cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chivesnoun

    Etymology: cive, Fr. Skinner.

    The masculine or prolifick seed contained in the chives, or apices of the stamina. John Ray, on the Creation.

Wikipedia

  1. Chives

    Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae that produces edible leaves and flowers. Their close relatives include the common onions, garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion.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.Chives are a commonly used herb and can be found in grocery stores or grown in home gardens. In culinary use, the green stalks (scapes) and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for omelettes, fish, potatoes, soups, and many other dishes. The edible flowers can be used in salads. Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.The plant provides a great deal of nectar for pollinators. It was rated in the top 10 for most nectar production (nectar per unit cover per year) in a UK plants survey conducted by the AgriLand project which is supported by the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative.

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  1. chives

    Chives are a type of herb plant that belongs to the onion family, characterized by long, thin green leaves that are usually chopped and used for culinary purposes. Their flavor is somewhat less intense than that of onions or garlic. They are also often grown in gardens or pots due to their ornamental, purple flowers.

Wikidata

  1. Chives

    Chives is the common name of Allium schoenoprasum, the smallest species of the edible onions. A perennial plant, it is native to 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 skhoínos and práson. 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 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chives in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    For city dwellers, herbs are a great thing to have growing on your window sill, rosemary, lavender, thyme, and chives are great options that require little space and provide produce for humans and bees.

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