escarole

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noun es·ca·role \ˈe-skə-ˌrōl\

Definition of escarole

  1. :  an endive having slightly bitter broad, flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable

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Origin and Etymology of escarole

French escarole, scarole, from Old French escariole, from Late Latin escariola, from Latin escarius of food, from esca food, from edere to eat — more at eat


First Known Use: 1897



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