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Related to frisée: escarole
A variety of endive (Cichorium endivia var. crispum) having curly, finely dissected leaves. Also called curly endive.
[French, from feminine past participle of friser, to curl; see frizz1.]
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(Plants) an endive, Cichorium endivia, often used in salads
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