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Cichorium intybus
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Cichorium endivia var. crispum

en·dive

 (ĕn′dīv′, ŏn′dēv′)
n.
1. A plant (Cichorium endivia) in the composite family, of South Asian origin, having curled or ruffled leaves with a bitter flavor, cultivated as a salad green.
2. A variety of the common chicory (Cichorium intybus) cultivated to produce a narrow, pointed, blanched cluster of leaves used in salads. Also called Belgian endive, witloof.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin endivia, from Medieval Greek entubia, pl. diminutive of Greek entubon, from Latin intubus, of unknown origin.]

endive

(ˈɛndaɪv)
n
(Plants) a plant, Cichorium endivia, cultivated for its crisp curly leaves, which are used in salads: family Asteraceae (composites). Compare chicory
[C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin endīvia, variant of Latin intubus, entubus, of uncertain origin]

en•dive

(ˈɛn daɪv, ɑnˈdiv)

n.
1. a composite plant, Cichorium endivia, having a rosette of often curly-edged leaves used in salads.
2. Also called Belgian endive. a young chicory plant deprived of light to form a narrow head of whitish leaves, eaten in salads or cooked.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French « Medieval Greek entýbia, pl. of entýbion, derivative of earlier éntybon < Latin intubum,intibum, earlier intubus chicory, endive, perhaps < Semitic]

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A lettuce-like vegetable, the frilly leaves of which are used in salads.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endive - widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad greenendive - widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched
chicory escarole, escarole, endive - variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
Belgian endive, French endive, witloof - young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.endive - variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
salad green, salad greens - greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads
Belgian endive, French endive, witloof - young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
Cichorium endivia, endive, witloof - widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched
Translations
endiivi
endivija
endívia
endivsydcikoria

endive

[ˈendaɪv] Nendibia f

endive

[ˈɛndaɪv] n
(British) (curly)chicorée f
(US) (smooth, flat)endive f

endive

n(Winter)endivie f, → Endiviensalat m

endive

[ˈɛndaɪv] n (curly) → indivia (riccia); (smooth, flat) → indivia belga