- a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads.Compare endive(def 1).
Origin of escarole
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Examples from the Web for escarole
In winter, location permitting, Calabrians grow Savoy cabbage, escarole, and broccoli rabe.Italy's Best Dessert Secret
December 9, 2010
Escarole is the broad-leaved variety of the well-known endive.Fifty Salads
Thomas Jefferson Murrey
Escarole is a broad-leaved variety that is grown more or less in a head.
Escarole and chicory, which are much used as greens, should be prepared and cooked according to the directions given in Art. 3.
- US and Canadian a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads
C20: French from Italian scar (i) ola, from Latin esca food
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Word Origin and History for escarole
1897, from French escarole, from Italian scariola, from Late Latin escariola.
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