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chives

noun [plural] uk   /tʃaɪvz/ us  
a plant with long, thin leaves and purple flowers, or its leaves when cut into small pieces and used in cooking to give a flavour similar to onions
Translations of “chives”
in Spanish Cebollino…
in Chinese (Traditional) (烹調用的)細香蔥,四季蔥…
in Russian шнитт-лук…
in Turkish Frenk soğanı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (烹调用的)细香葱,四季葱…
in Polish szczypiorek…
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