chive

Definitions

Food

  • A small invasive perennial plant of the onion family, Allium schoenoprasim, with thin tubular leaves and purple flowers. The chopped leaves have a mild onion flavour and are used as a garnish or for flavouring but not with prolonged cooking. The flowers are used for decorating dishes.

Travel

  • noun an onion-like herb, of which the leaves are used as a garnish or in soups and salads
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