Definition of Chinese chives in US English:

Chinese chives

plural noun

  • An Asian relative of chives, with a garliclike flavor.

    Allium tuberosum, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae)

    Also called garlic chives
    • ‘A typical filling would include pork and shrimp and various herbs of the kind favoured by the Vietnamese (e.g. coriander, Chinese chives, and mint).’
    • ‘In the Shaanxi snack counter, the various dumplings jiaozi look appetizing with their plump stuffings of Chinese chives, cabbage, celery or mutton.’
    • ‘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.’