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
Word Origin 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).