Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of endive (Cichorium endivia) having leaves with irregular frilled edges and often used in salads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of endive, Cichorium endivia, that has frilly leaves

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of endive (Cichorium endivia) often used in salads, having leaves with irregular frilled edges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Blanched endive: a salad vegetable. Also escarolla.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges

Etymologies

French, from Old French scariole, from Late Latin ēscāriola, chicory, from Latin ēscārius, of food, from ēsca, food, from edere, ēs-, to eat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.