es·​ca·​role ˈe-skə-ˌrōl How to pronounce escarole (audio)
: an endive having slightly bitter broad, flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable

Examples of escarole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stir for 20 seconds then toss in the escarole and using tongs, turn the wet leaves to cover them with garlic. Claudia Alexander, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Delicious with white bean and escarole soup. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 The menu here is filled with cucina classics like gnocchi with sage and brown butter, along with French staples like duck confit over an escarole salad with duck fat potatoes. Megan Dubois, Chron, 14 Mar. 2023 The backbone of the menu is still penne and escarole and chicken alla griglia, drawn from a Little Italy that is not much more than a name these days. Pete Wells, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 Excellent with hard-to-pair greens: mine were escarole in a chicken and orzo soup. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 His three-course deal for customers includes chicken meatballs with escarole and cannellini beans for appetizer, lasagna rustica for dinner, and tiramisu for dessert. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2022 Warm up some leftover gravy or pan juices with big handfuls of greens, such as spinach or escarole, just until wilted and served atop crusty bread. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Nov. 2021 The escarole in brodo ($8.75) and stracciatella egg drop soup ($8.75) are based on a strong chicken stock. John Mariani, Forbes, 24 June 2021 See More

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Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of escarole was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Escarole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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es·​ca·​role ˈes-kə-ˌrōl How to pronounce escarole (audio)
: endive with broad flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable

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