/ ˈenˌdīv; ˈänˌdēv/
an edible Mediterranean plant (Cichorium endivia) of the daisy family whose bitter leaves may be blanched and used in salads.
(also Belgian endive)
a young, typically blanched chicory plant, eaten as a cooked vegetable or in salads.
Curly serrated green leaves of Cichorium endivia
. Called chicory
in the USA and chicorée frisée
. A 50‐g portion is a source
of vitamin A (1000 μg carotene); it supplies 5 kcal (20 kJ), but little vitamin C. There is also broad‐leaved Batavian endive which resembles lettuce
plant widely cultivated for its sharp-flavoured leaves. There are two main types: curly chicory
(escarole), with slender, wavy-edged leaves and a variety with broad, flat leaves. Family Asteraceae/Compositae.
, give, live, misgive, outlive, shiv, sieve, spiv, Viv
•endive • gerundive • olive