noun, plural en·dives [en-dahyvz, ahn-deevz; French ahn-deev] /ˈɛn daɪvz, ˈɑn divz; French ɑ̃ˈdiv/.
Origin of endive
Examples from the Web for endive
Being from the southwest of France, it is thanks to endive that I realize that there is exceptional produce everywhere.
Make walnut oil-Champagne vinegar vinaigrette to dress a salad of endive, toasted walnuts, and roasted and diced golden beets.
It is liable to degenerate; and, though sometimes classed as a Winter Endive, is less hardy than many other sorts.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
Endive, en′div, n. an annual or biennial plant of the same genus as chicory, used as a salad.
Toward autumn the leaves are drawn together and the center blanched in the same manner as endive.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
Fill a salad bowl with small crisp leaves of endive and serve with French dressing or Mayonnaise.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
Peel tomatoes, divide into sections or cut in slices, and arrange these around the endive.Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties|Janet McKenzie Hill
British Dictionary definitions for endive
Word Origin for endive
Word Origin and History for endive
late 14c., from Old French endive, from Medieval Latin endiva or Late Latin intibus, perhaps from Medieval Greek entybon (though OED considers this a borrowing from Latin), which is perhaps of Eastern origin (perhaps from Egyptian tybi "January," which is when the plant grows in Egypt).