garlic chive
noun Date: 1969 a perennial allium (Allium tuberosum) native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its garlic-flavored stems, leaves, buds, and flower heads — usually used in plural; called also Chinese chive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • garlic chive — noun 1. a plant of eastern Asia; larger than Allium schoenoprasum • Syn: ↑Chinese chive, ↑Oriental garlic, ↑Allium tuberosum • Hypernyms: ↑alliaceous plant 2. large flat leaves used as chive is used • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • garlic chive — noun a) A plant which has long, thin, white flowering stalks, related to chives. b) (in plural garlic chives) The garlic flavoured leaves of this plant used as a vegetable in cooking. Syn: Chinese chives …   Wiktionary

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  • chive — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin cepa onion Date: 14th century a perennial plant (Allium schoenoprasum) related to the onion and having slender leaves used as a seasoning; also its leaves usually used in plural;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chive garlic — chive «chyv», noun, or chive garlic. Often chives. 1. a plant of the same family as the onion and leek, having a very small bulb. Chives are perennial. 2. its long, slender leaves, used as a seasoning in soups, salads, stews, and other prepared… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Chinese chive — noun a plant of eastern Asia; larger than Allium schoenoprasum • Syn: ↑garlic chive, ↑Oriental garlic, ↑Allium tuberosum • Hypernyms: ↑alliaceous plant • Part Meronyms: ↑garlic chive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oriental garlic — noun a plant of eastern Asia; larger than Allium schoenoprasum • Syn: ↑garlic chive, ↑Chinese chive, ↑Allium tuberosum • Hypernyms: ↑alliaceous plant • Part Meronyms: ↑garlic chive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese chive — noun Date: 1968 garlic chive usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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