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chive

[chahyv] /tʃaɪv/
noun
1.
a small bulbous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the leek and onion, having long, slender leaves that are used as a seasoning.
Origin of chive
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English cive < Anglo-French chive, Old French civeLatin caepa onion
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chive

/tʃaɪv/
noun
1.
a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc Also called chives
Word Origin
C14: from Old French cive, ultimately from Latin caepa onion
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chive

n.

c.1400, from Old North French chive (Old French, Modern French cive, 13c.), from Latin cepa "onion" (see onion).

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