Belgian endive
noun Date: 1931 the developing crown of chicory when blanched for use as a vegetable or in salads by growing in darkness or semidarkness — called also endive, witloof

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  • Belgian endive — endive (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • Belgian endive — noun young broad leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head • Syn: ↑French endive, ↑witloof • Hypernyms: ↑chicory escarole, ↑endive, ↑escarole • Part Holonyms: ↑endive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Belgian endive — Bel′gian en′dive n. pln coo endive 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • Belgian endive — /bɛldʒən ˈɛndaɪv/ (say beljuhn enduyv) noun → witlof …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • 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 — 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

  • endive — [ ɛndʌɪv, dɪv] noun 1》 an edible Mediterranean plant, the bitter leaves of which may be blanched and used in salads. [Cichorium endivia.] 2》 (also Belgian endive) N. Amer. a chicory crown. Origin ME (also denoting the sowthistle): via OFr. from… …   English new terms dictionary

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