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Definition of endive

1 : an annual or biennial composite herb (Cichorium endivia) that is closely related to chicory and occurs in two common varieties:
a : a variety (C. endivia crispa) having curly, usually dissected leaves : curly endive
b : a variety (C. endivia latifolium) having broad flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable : escarole

Examples of endive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bitter and tender: Arugula, endive, frisée, mizuna, radicchio, radish greens, watercress. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, "Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead," 11 Apr. 2020 The farms near Yuma grow lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, parsley, radicchio, fennel, beets, bok choy, endives, spinach, and other crops. Ian James, azcentral, "On Arizona vegetable farms, growers grapple with harvest demands and coronavirus risks," 5 Apr. 2020 Mixed with sugar, Worcestershire, chipotles, and garlic, red peppers make a jelly that is great for dressing an endive and Roquefort cheese salad. Saveur, "Bell Pepper Recipes," 28 July 2014 The book lists the top 20 sirtfoods as: arugula, buckwheat, capers, celery, chilies, cocoa, coffee, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, green tea, kale, Medjool dates, parsley, red endive, red onion, red wine, soy, strawberries, turmeric and walnuts. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "What is the Sirtfood Diet? The way of eating believes in red wine and cocoa," 3 Feb. 2020 Ingredients: Butter lettuce, za’atar, endive, radicchio, kohlrabi, edible flowers of your choosing. Krithika Varagur, The New Yorker, "Ottolenghi’s Easiest Recipes Ever," 30 Jan. 2020 Leave butter-lettuce leaves whole, but halve large leaves of romaine and endive on the bias, then drop into water. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Five best recipes of 2019," 12 Dec. 2019 The recipe before was a bit bland and really did nothing to counter the flavor of the bitter endive. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "America's favorite cookbook is this family's legacy. Here's how the 4th generation revised 'Joy of Cooking.'," 29 Oct. 2019 Remove any wilted or damaged leaves from the butter lettuce, romaine and endive. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Five best recipes of 2019," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of endive

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for endive

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin endivia, from Late Greek entybion, from Latin intubus

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“Endive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endive. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of endive

: a plant with curly green leaves that are eaten raw

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