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(Plants) another name for chicory
en•dive(ˈɛn daɪv, ɑnˈdiv)
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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|Noun||1.||witloof - widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched|
Belgian endive, French endive, witloof - young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
|2.||witloof - young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head|