• WordNet 3.6
    • n witloof young broad-leaved endive plant deprived of light to form a narrow whitish head
    • n witloof 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n witloof A variety of chicory with large roots, and forming a close head of leaves like that of a Cos lettuce. In Brussels these heads are cooked as a dinner-vegetable. Witloof is less bitter than the common chicory, and forms an equally good winter salad; its thick stubby root also is as good as the ordinary for mixing with coffee. Also called large-rooted Brussels chicory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Witloof wit′lōf a kind of chicory with large roots.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The Witloof, a form of Chicory, is used as a salad, or boiled and served in the same manner as Cauliflower.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Seed is sold under name of Witloof chicory, and should be sown in open ground, during May or June, in rows a foot apart.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster