fri·​sée | \ frē-ˈzā How to pronounce frisée (audio) \
variants: or less commonly frisé

Definition of frisée

: curly endive leaves that have finely dissected edges and are used in salads : curly endive

called also frisée lettuce

Examples of frisée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stew is homey, warmed by the complex and lightly piquant ras el hanout spice, and sometimes topped with an arrangement of frisee that makes the bowl look almost nest-like. Soleil Ho,, "Aziza: Resurrection," 6 Dec. 2019 The most notable slip over the course of four meals was a frisee salad hosting artichokes, potatoes, pancetta and an egg. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Via Sophia brings twists to Italian dining at a downtown hotel," 16 Oct. 2019 Instead of spiky alien globes, Priolo presents a plate piled high with baby artichokes sliced paper thin, marinated in lemon then topped with curly frisee and shaved petals of Parmesan. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "24 of our favorite appetizers at Chicago-area restaurants," 3 June 2019 Mix radicchio and frisee in bowl with a bit of dressing, place on plate and continue to garnish with figs, walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles & Mousse. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 This recipe combines the fun of the endearingly kitschy and the elegance of an easy French classic: eggs in a hole and a lardon-frisee salad. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "Eggs in a hole, French edition," 12 June 2018 Toss the frisee or chicory with the dressing in a mixing bowl until evenly coated, then divide the salad among individual plates. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "Eggs in a hole, French edition," 12 June 2018 The chef then takes the breast back to the kitchen to slice and arrange onto individual serving plates next to a garnish of cherries, turnips and frisee. Michael Bauer,, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 The gorgeous asparagus salad, with frisee, rhubarb and a maltaise vinaigrette is crowned with a 64-degree sous vide egg. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Will Wentworth's cooking at Mordecai earn him another Michelin star?," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of frisée

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frisée

French, short for chicorée frisée curly chicory

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“Frisée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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