noun Etymology: Dutch dialect witloof chicory, from Dutch wit white + loof foliage Date: 1885 chicory 1; also Belgian endive

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  • witloof — [ witlɔf ] n. f. • 1890; mot flam., de wit « blanc » et loof « feuille » ♦ Bot. Chicorée sauvage à grosse racine qui, traitée par étiolement, donne l endive. ● witloof nom féminin (mot flamand signifiant feuille blanche) Autre nom de l endive.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Witloof —    Witloof (chicon, Belgian white endive, Brussels Lof) is an endive (Chicorium intybus) that was first cultivated in Schaerbeek in 1830 by a farmer, Antonius Dekoster. He began to harvest what appeared to be a white plant among the chicory meant …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • Witloof — Witloof, s. Cichorium …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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

  • wítloof — a [vitlof] m (ȋ) vrtn. radič z velikimi, krhkimi listi v valjastih glavah, belgijski radič: saditi witloof / radič witloof …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • witloof — paprastoji trūkažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Cichorium intybus), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • witloof — /wit lohf/, n. endive (def. 2). [1880 85; < D, equiv. to wit white + loof foliage. See WHITE, LEAF] * * * …   Universalium

  • witloof — noun endive …   Wiktionary

  • witloof — [ wɪtlu:f] noun chicory of a broadleaved variety grown for blanching. Origin C19: from Du., lit. white leaf …   English new terms dictionary

  • witloof — wit·loof …   English syllables

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