Definition of 'chives'
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Translations for 'chives'
British English: chives /tʃaɪvz/ NOUN
Chives are the long, thin, hollow green leaves of a herb. Chives are cut into small pieces and added to food to give it a flavour similar to onions.
- American English: chives
- Arabic: ثُوْم مُعَمِّر
- Brazilian Portuguese: cebolinha
- Chinese: 细香葱
- Croatian: vlasac
- Czech: pažitka
- Danish: purløg
- Dutch: bieslook
- European Spanish: cebollino
- Finnish: ruohosipuli
- French: ciboulette
- German: Schnittlauch
- Greek: σχοινόπρασο
- Italian: erba cipollina
- Japanese: チャイブ
- Korean: 부추
- Norwegian: gressløk
- Polish: szczypiorek
- European Portuguese: cebolinho
- Romanian: arpagic
- Russian: лук-резанец
- Spanish: cebolleta
- Swedish: gräslök
- Thai: พืชคล้ายหัวหอมมีก้านยาวสีเขียว
- Turkish: Frenk soğanı
- Ukrainian: цибуля-різанець
- Vietnamese: hẹ
Definition of chives from the Collins English Dictionary
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