Chive meaning

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A bulbous herb (Allium schoenoprasum) native to Eurasia, having clusters of usually pink to rose-violet flowers and cultivated for its long, slender, hollow leaves.
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The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
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A perennial plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the onion.
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(in plural chives) The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
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Origin of chive

Middle English chive from Anglo-Norman from Latin cēpa onion