HyperDic: endive

English > 2 senses of the word endive:
NOUNplantendive, witloof, Cichorium endiviawidely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green
foodendive, chicory escarole, escarolevariety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
endive > pronunciation
Soundseh'ndihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > endive: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningWidely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched.
Synonymswitloof, Cichorium endivia
Member ofCichorium, genus Cichoriumchicory
PartsBelgian endive, French endive, witloofyoung / young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
chicory escarole, endive, escaroleVariety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishendibia, endivia, escarola
English > endive: 2 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningVariety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges.
Synonymschicory escarole, escarole
Part ofendive, witloof, Cichorium endiviaWidely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green
NarrowerBelgian endive, French endive, witloofyoung / young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
Broadersalad green, salad greensgreens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads
Spanishcichorium endivia, endibia, endivia, escarola
Catalanendívia, escarola

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