endive endive  /ˈɛn dɪv/


  1. (n) widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched
  2. (n) variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges


  1. They can't afford 500 acres in Shropshire, or even a house as big as their parents', but there is some solace in growing their own endive.
  2. Prince Leopold's infatuation, they declared, dates from the hour when he consumed an endive saladhis favorite dishprepared with especial deftness by Princess Astrid.
  3. Dinner was surprisingly good for such an affair: lobster, veal, braised endive and souffl glac.


  1. Readers' favorites: Salad greens

    Readers' favorites: Salad greens Summer brings a bounty of salad greens, a broad term applied to everything from the various forms of lettuce to such dissimilar ingredients as arugula, bok choy and endive. Whatever you choose, salad greens add a wide variety of flavors and nutritional value to meals, and they meld well with a wide range of adornments, including meat, cheese and nuts.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Rio Vista Endive Grower Cuts PG&E Energy Bill during Heat Wave

    RIO VISTA- California Endive Farms is using a PG&E program to reduce its energy bill during the current heat wave. Endive is a green, leafy vegetable, but this farm grows a smaller cousin that is the secondary growth of a …
    on July 3, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

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