Endive meaning

ĕndīv, ŏndēv
Frequency:
A plant (Cichorium endivia) in the composite family, of South Asian origin, having curled or ruffled leaves with a bitter flavor, cultivated as a salad green.
noun
0
0
A variety of the common chicory (Cichorium intybus) cultivated to produce a narrow, pointed, blanched cluster of leaves used in salads.
noun
0
0
The young leaves of chicory blanched for salads.
noun
0
0
A leafy salad vegetable, Cichorium endivia, which is often confused with chicory.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of endive

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin endivia from Medieval Greek entubia pl. diminutive of Greek entubon from Latin intubus of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French endive, from Medieval Latin *endiva or Late Latin *intibus, perhaps from Byzantine Greek *entybon. Ultimately of uncertain origin, indeed perhaps Egyptian Arabic طوبه (tybi, “January”).

    From Wiktionary