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An endive plant.

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From Old French endive, from Medieval Latin endivia, from Late Latin intibus, from Byzantine Greek ἔντυβον (éntubon). Ultimately of uncertain origin, indeed perhaps Egyptian [script needed] (tybi, January).


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛndaɪv/, /ɒnˈdiːv/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛndʌɪv/, /ˈɛndɪv/


endive (countable and uncountable, plural endives)

  1. A leafy salad vegetable, Cichorium endivia, which is often confused with chicory.
    • 1787, Charlotte Mason, The Lady's Assistant for Regulating and Supplying the Table[1], page 192:
      When all this is ready, take some endive and Dutch lettuce, some chervil and celery, wash and drain them very well, cut them small, put them into a saucepan, and pour some of the broth upon them []
    • 1805, William Augustus Henderson, The Housekeeper's Instructor, Or, Universal Family Cook[2], page 110:
      Take the three heads of endive out of the water, drain them, and leave the largest whole.
    • 1915 August 28, Marion Harris Neil, “When Lettus is Scarce”, in The Country Gentleman[3], volume 80, page 1379:
      Broad leaved, green curled or white curled, the endive plants are good; the green sorts, on account of their coolness and their plentiful salts, are esteemed for the salad bowl, and the white-curled sorts are liked for soups, stews and as boiled vegetables.
    • 2001, Clifford A. Wright, Mediterranean Vegetables[4], page 146:
      Endive and escarole are the same vegetable, but endive has leaves that are cut and curled, while escarole has smooth, broad leaves.


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endive f (plural endives)

  1. endive

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