escarole

[es-kuh-rohl]

Origin of escarole

1895–1900; < French < Italian scar(i)ola < Late Latin ēscāriola chicory, equivalent to Latin ēscāri(us) fit for eating (Latin ēsc(a) food + -ārius -ary) + -ola -ole1
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Contemporary Examples of escarole

  • In winter, location permitting, Calabrians grow Savoy cabbage, escarole, and broccoli rabe.

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British Dictionary definitions for escarole

escarole

noun
  1. US and Canadian a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads

Word Origin for escarole

C20: French from Italian scar (i) ola, from Latin esca food
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Word Origin and History for escarole
n.

1897, from French escarole, from Italian scariola, from Late Latin escariola.

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