Escarole definition

ĕskə-rōl
A variety of endive (Cichorium endivia var. latifolia) having relatively broad, mildly bitter leaves.
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A subspecies or variety of endive, Cichorium endivia subsp. crispum, that has frilly leaves.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
escarole
Plural:
escaroles

Origin of escarole

  • French from Old French scariole from Late Latin ēscāriola chicory from Latin ēscārius of food from ēsca food from edere ēs- to eat ed- in Indo-European roots

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

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