Definition of endive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈendaɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈendaɪv//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈendɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈendɪv//
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  1. 1 (British English) (North American English also chicory, curly endive, frisée [uncountable]) a plant with green curly leaves that are eaten raw as a vegetable
  2. 2 (North American English) (British English chicory) a small pale green plant with bitter leaves that are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. The root can be dried and used with or instead of coffee.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English via Old French from medieval Latin endivia, based on Greek entubon.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: endive

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