endive

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noun en·dive \ˈen-ˌdīv, ˌän-ˈdēv\

Definition of endive

  1. 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 endiveb :  a variety (C. endivia latifolium) having broad flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable :  escarole

  2. 2 :  Belgian endive

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Origin and Etymology of endive

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


ENDIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of endive for English Language Learners

  • : a plant with curly green leaves that are eaten raw



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