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.