curly endive
noun Date: 1978 frisee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • curly endive — /kɜli ˈɛndaɪv/ (say kerlee enduyv) noun a form of endive with narrow leaves, used in salads …   Australian English dictionary

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  • endive — ► NOUN 1) a plant with bitter curly or smooth leaves, eaten in salads. 2) (also Belgian endive) N. Amer. a chicory crown. ORIGIN Old French, from Greek entubon …   English terms dictionary

  • endive — /en duyv, ahn deev/; Fr. /ahonn deev /, n., pl. endives / duyvz, deevz/; Fr. / deev /. 1. a composite plant, Cichorium endivia, having a rosette of often curly edged leaves used in salads. Cf. escarole. 2. Also called Belgian endive, French… …   Universalium

  • endive — [[t]e̱ndɪv, AM daɪv[/t]] endives 1) N VAR Endive is a type of plant with crisp curly leaves that is eaten in salads. 2) N VAR Endive is a type of a plant with crisp bitter leaves that can be cooked or eaten raw in salads. [AM] (in BRIT, use… …   English dictionary

  • endive — UK [ˈendɪv] / US [ˈenˌdaɪv] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms endive : singular endive plural endives 1) a vegetable with curly green leaves eaten in salad 2) American the vegetable chicory …   English dictionary

  • endive — en•dive [[t]ˈɛn daɪv, ɑnˈdiv[/t]] n. 1) pln a composite plant, Cichorium endivia, having a rosette of often curly edged leaves used in salads 2) pln coo Also called Belgian endive a young chicory plant deprived of light to form a narrow head of… …   From formal English to slang

  • endive — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Late Latin endivia, from Late Greek entybion, from Latin intubus Date: 14th century 1. an annual or biennial composite herb (Cichorium endivia) occurring in two forms: a. one having slightly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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