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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin endivia, from Late Greek entubion

endive

noun
     
Related topics: Food, Plants
en‧dive [uncountable and countable]
1HBPDF British English a vegetable with curly green leaves that you eat raw
2 American EnglishHBPDF a vegetable with long white bitter-tasting leaves that you eat raw or cooked [= chicory British English]

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