Meaning of endive


Pronunciation: (en'dīv, än'dēv Fr. än&sylpdēv'), [key]
— pl. -dives
  1. a composite plant, Cichorium endivia, having a rosette of often curly-edged leaves used in salads. Cf. escarole.
  2. Also calleda young chicory plant, deprived of light to form a narrow head of whitish leaves that are eaten as a cooked vegetable or used raw in salads.
  3. an ornamental motif having the form of an arrangement of acanthus or endive leaves.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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