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CHIVES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chives mean? 

CHIVES (noun)
  The noun CHIVES has 2 senses:

1. perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
2. cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning

  Familiarity information: CHIVES used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHIVES (noun)


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Meaning:

Perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Allium schoenoprasum; chive; chives; cive; schnittlaugh

Hypernyms ("chives" is a kind of...):

alliaceous plant (bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor)

Meronyms (parts of "chives"):

chives (cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning)


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Meaning:

Cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("chives" is a kind of...):

herb (aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities)

Holonyms ("chives" is a part of...):

Allium schoenoprasum; chive; chives; cive; schnittlaugh (perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning)


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