curly endive

noun

: an endive having slightly bitter, curly, usually dissected leaves used especially in salads : frisée

Examples of curly endive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Compared to curly endive, escarole has nice broad leaves that are less frilly. Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2022 The growing process also tames the bitterness compared to standard curly endive. Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2022 For this menu, curly endive, also known as frisée, fits the bill nicely, alone or in combination with its colorful cousins, Belgian endive, Chioggia, Treviso or speckled Castelfranco radicchio. David Tanis, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2022 Green escarole is a member of the family (as is frisée, curly endive). David Tanis, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curly endive was in 1978

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“Curly endive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curly%20endive. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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