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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 chive, chives n.  Bot. A perennial plant (Allium Schoenoprasum), allied to the onion,  having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning. The young leaves are used in omelets, etc. [Written also cive.]
 Syn: -- chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium schoenoprasum.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 chives
      n 1: perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for
           seasoning [syn: chive, cive, schnittlaugh, Allium
           schoenoprasum]
      2: cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored
         seasoning