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Endive

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Endive

(Science: botany) a composite herb (Cichorium Endivia). Its finely divided and much curled leaves, when blanched, are used for salad.

(Science: botany) wild endive, chicory or succory.

Origin: f. Endive (cf. Pr, sp. Pg, & It. Endivia), fr. A deriv. Of L. Intibus, intybus, endive.