chive means: This fragrant herb is related to leek and onion. It has long, flat, slender stems that are bright green. They have mild onion flavors and can be purchased fresh all year. These vegetables are rich in vitamin A, as well as containing a lot of calcium and potassium. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does chive mean?

Bulbous herb (Allium schoenoprasum) It is a native of Eurasia and has clusters usually pink-violet rose flowers. The plant is also cultivated to produce long, thin, hollow leaves. (in Merlin Dictionary)

This plant’s leaves can be used to season. (in Merlin Dictionary)