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  1. a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads.Compare endive(def 1).
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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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  1. US and Canadian a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads
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Word Origin

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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