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chive


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chive  \Chive\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  filament  of  a  stamen.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chive  \Chive\,  n.  [F.  cive,  fr  L.  cepa,  caepa,  onion.  Cf 
  {Cives},  {Cibol}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  plant  ({Allium  Sch[oe]noprasum}),  allied  to  the 
  onion.  The  young  leaves  are  used  in  omelets,  etc  [Written 
  also  {cive}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chive 
  n  :  perennial  having  hollow  cylindrical  leaves  used  for 
  seasoning  [syn:  {chives},  {cive},  {schnittlaugh},  {Allium 
  schoenoprasum}] 




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