|Herbs and spices
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a member of the onion family (Alliaceae) grown for their leaves, which are used as an herb. Chives have a much milder flavor than onions or garlic. They are referred to only in the plural, because they grow in clumps rather than alone.
Chives are chopped raw and typically used for seasoning salads and omelettes, or as a topping for baked potatoes.