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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
endiivi
endivija
endívia
endivsydcikoria

endive

[ˈendaɪv] Nendibia f
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endive

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

n(Winter)endivie f, → Endiviensalat m
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endive

[ˈɛndaɪv] n (curly) → indivia (riccia); (smooth, flat) → indivia belga
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ROASTED NEW ZEALAND SCAMPI WITH COFFEE, VANILLA, CONFIT OF WITLOF, AND ORANGE
Seabass with cauliflower puree, fennel confit, braised witlof with cauliflower confetti and curry oil served with dehydrated grapes, pine nuts and micro herbs.
The buzz of rising expectations was back when Ian Curley of the Melbourne restaurant, The European, served his seabass with cauliflower puree, fennel confit and braised witlof ( we call it chicory) with cauliflower confetti and curry oil served with dehydrated grapes, pine nuts and micro herbs.