• WordNet 3.6
    • n endive variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
    • n endive widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Endive (Bot) A composite herb (Cichorium Endivia). Its finely divided and much curled leaves, when blanched, are used for salad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n endive A plant, Cichorium Endivia, of the natural order Compositæ, distinguished from the chicory, C. Intybus, by its annual root, much longer unequal pappus, and less bitter taste. It is probably identical with C. pumilum, a wild species common throughout the Mediterranean region; but it has long been in cultivation, and is in common use as a salad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Endive en′div an annual or biennial plant of the same genus as chicory, used as a salad.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. endive,cf. Pr., Sp. Pg., & It. endivia,), fr. a deriv. of L. intibus, intybus, endive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. intubus.


In literature:

ENDIVE is an herb that is used as a salad plant or is cooked and served with a hot dressing or as greens.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
If the discharge be angry, treat it with syrup of roses, violets, endive and succory; give a purge of mirabolans, manna, rhubarb, and cassia.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
A plate or clean tile placed over the centre of the plant will also blanch Endives satisfactorily in autumn.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Then put in the Hen again, and a handful of white Endive uncut at length, which requireth more boiling then tenderer herbs.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Chop fine a head of endive and fry it in butter.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Endive of Bruttii has not the bitter fibres spoken of by Virgil, xii.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
Endive is wholesome and delicate.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
This is the endive, as it is known in the States, but it is really chicory.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Endive is a hardy annual, said to be a native of China and Japan.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Use all as beforesaid, and add white Endive, Capers, Samphire, run it over with beaten Butter and Lemons.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
One of the owners of this waistcoat has provided a pompano, not to mention some excellent endive.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
And I recollect that endive is made to grow white instead of green, by being covered up so as to exclude the light.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
When finely boiled, serve them upon sippets of white bread, and garnish the dish with mace and white endive.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Salad Endive 261 894.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Serve on either lettuce hearts or French endive.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
And then I will put sage-leaves upon it, and healing endive.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Endive, 320. in salad, 348.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
Use the crisp leaves of endive and prepare as above.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
All salad greens, such as lettuce, chicory, endive, romaine, or watercress, should be fresh, crisp, dry and cold.
"New Royal Cook Book" by Anonymous
Deborah Preen was washing endive at the pump in the yard.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In news:

Olivéa's Arugula and Red Endive Salad.
To accompany Brussels sprout s in a salad, I go for sturdy greens like romaine lettuce or endive, and a dressing of equal parts olive oil, cider vinegar, and soy sauce.
Organic Greens and Endive Salad Recipe from the Kansas Star Casino.
2 cups pulled Endive Leaves.
Braised, endives make a wonderful bed for cooked meat or seafood.
Endive & Watercress Salad.
Fresh rosemary leaves 1 medium head escarole (flat-leaf endive), about 1 ¼ lbs.
House Salad cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, endive.
Endive are a great source of vitamins and folate and make for elegant dishes.
Endives pick up a delicious smoky flavor on the grill.
Tim Harrison, Special to The Plain Dealer Warm Goat Cheese Salad With Endive, Radicchio and Grain Mustard Vinaigrette.
Endive and Watercress Salad with Blood Oranges, Walnuts, and Walnut Vinaigrette.
Endive and Goat Cheese .
Syrah-Braised Lamb with Olives, Cherries and Endives.
Toss together in a large bowl with the endive and salad greens.