(French) cive, from (Latin) cepa, caepa, onion. Confer Cives, Cibol.
(Botanical) A filament of a stamen. (obsolete)
(Botanical) A perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc. [Written also cive.]
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Middle English, from Old French cive, from Latin cepa (“onion”).
chive (plural chives) A perennial plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the onion. (in plural chives) The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
chive Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of chivar. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of chivar. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of chivar. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of chivar.
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