Definition of Chinese chives in English:

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Chinese chives

plural noun

An Asian relative of chives, with a garliclike flavor. Also called garlic chives.
  • Allium tuberosum, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae).
Example sentences
  • Also known as Chinese chives or gow choy, garlic chives are native to eastern Asia and are as hardy and easy to grow as regular chives.
  • Although I'm not a huge scallop fan, I was very partial to the wok-fried scallops with Chinese chives in a light garlic sauce.
  • In the Shaanxi snack counter, the various dumplings jiaozi look appetizing with their plump stuffings of Chinese chives, cabbage, celery or mutton.

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Syllabification: Chi·nese chives

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