chives Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “chives” in the English Dictionary

"chives" in British English

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chivesnoun [plural]

uk   us   /tʃaɪvz/
a ​plant with ​long, ​thinleaves and ​purpleflowers, or ​itsleaves when ​cut into ​smallpieces and used in ​cooking to give a ​flavoursimilar to ​onions
(Definition of chives from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chivesplural noun

 us   /tʃɑɪvz/
a ​plant with ​long, ​thinleaves, or the ​leaves when ​cut into ​smallpieces and used in ​cooking to give a ​flavorsimilar to ​onions
(Definition of chives from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chives”
in Spanish Cebollino…
in Vietnamese cây hẹ…
in Malaysian kucai…
in Thai กุยช่าย…
in Chinese (Simplified) (烹调用的)细香葱,四季葱…
in Turkish Frenk soğanı…
in Russian шнитт-лук…
in Indonesian lokio, sejenis bawang…
in Chinese (Traditional) (烹調用的)細香蔥,四季蔥…
in Polish szczypiorek…
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