ETYM French cive, from Latin cepa, caepa, onion. Related to Cives, Cibol.
Or chives; Bulbous perennial European plant Allium schoenoprasum of the lily family Liliaceae. It has long, tubular leaves and dense, round flower heads in blue or lilac, and is used as a garnish for salads.
An herb, slightly onion-flavored.
A perennial plant (Allium schoenoprasum) related to the onion and having slender leaves used as a seasoning; also; its leaves — usually used in plural; compare garlic chive.
Sinonimi: civet cat
ETYM French civette (cf. Italian zibetto) civet, civet cat, from LGr. zapetion, from Arabic zubâd, zabâd, civet.
Catlike mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes; SYN. civet cat.
Musklike substance, used as perfume, obtained from civet cat. civet cat, banded and spotted catlike animal of Africa.
Small to medium-sized carnivorous mammal found in Africa and Asia, belonging to the family Viverridae, which also includes mongooses and genets. Distant relations of cats, they generally have longer jaws and more teeth. All have a scent gland in the inguinal (groin) region. Extracts from this gland are taken from the African civet Civettictis civetta and used in perfumery.
As well as eating animal matter, many species, for example, the SE Asian palm civet Arctogalidia trivirgata, are fond of fruit.