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 bitter curly usually dissected leaves used especially in salads b. one having slightly bitter broad flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable — called also escarole 2. Belgian endive

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  • Endive — Escarole endive Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (un …   Wikipedia

  • endive — [ ɑ̃div ] n. f. • indivie déb. XIVe; probablt lat. imp. intibum « chicorée sauvage », du gr. entubion 1 ♦ Bot. Endive ou chicorée endive : chicorée d une espèce comprenant la chicorée frisée et la scarole. 2 ♦ Cour. Pousse blanche de la chicorée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Endive — En dive, n. [F. endive (cf. Pr., Sp. Pg., & It. endivia), fr. a deriv. of L. intibus, intybus, endive.] (Bot.) A composite herb ({Cichorium Endivia}). Its finely divided and much curled leaves, when blanched, are used for salad. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endive — late 14c., from O.Fr. endive, from M.L. endiva or L.L. intibus, perhaps from Medieval Gk. entybon (though OED considers this a borrowing from Latin), which is perhaps of Eastern origin (perhaps from Egyptian tybi January, which is when the plant… …   Etymology dictionary

  • endive — Endive, Il vient de Intybum. Une sorte de cichorée qu on appelle Endive, Seris …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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 — ENDIVE. s. f. Plante potagère du nombre des chicorées …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • endive — [en′dīv΄, än′dēv΄] n. [ME & OFr < ML endivia < MGr endivi < L intibus < Gr entybon, prob. < Egypt tʾ ʿʾ bt, January (when it is said to grow in Egypt)] 1. a) a cultivated, lettucelike plant (Cichorium endivia) of the composite… …   English World dictionary

  • Endive — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chicon (homonymie) et Endive (homonymie). Endive …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 — (an di v ) s. f. La chicorée des jardins (cichorium endivia, L.). HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Ozeille, bourroche, buglon, cichorée, endive et semblables, PARÉ VIII, 14. •   La cichorée ou endive est espece de laictue, O. DE SERRES 536 ; 569 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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