endive (sense )
Origin of escaroleFrench ; from Medieval Latin escariola ; from Classical Latin escarius, pertaining to food ; from esca, food: see esculent
A variety of endive (Cichorium endivia var. latifolia) having relatively broad, mildly bitter leaves.
Origin of escaroleFrench, from Old French scariole, from Late Latin &emacron;scariola, chicory, from Latin &emacron;scarius, of food, from &emacron;sca, food, from edere, &emacron;s-, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural escaroles)
- A subspecies or variety of endive, Cichorium endivia subsp. crispum, that has frilly leaves.