curly endive


Definition of curly endive

: 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 Green escarole is a member of the family (as is frisée, curly endive). David Tanis, New York Times, "In Winter, Take the Bitter With the Sweet," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of curly endive

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Curly endive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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