noun en·dive \ˈen-ˌdīv, ˌän-ˈdēv\

: a plant with curly green leaves that are eaten raw

Full Definition of ENDIVE

:  an annual or biennial composite herb (Cichorium endivia) occurring in two forms:
a :  one having slightly bitter curly usually dissected leaves used especially in salads
b :  one having slightly bitter broad flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable —called also escarole

Origin of ENDIVE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin endivia, from Late Greek entybion, from Latin intubus
First Known Use: 14th century


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