Belgian endive


Definition of Belgian endive 

: the developing crown of chicory when blanched for use as a vegetable or in salads by growing in darkness or semidarkness

called also endive, witloof

First Known Use of Belgian endive

1894, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of Belgian endive

: the leaves of a chicory plant that has been grown in darkness to make the leaves white instead of green

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