escarole

[es-kuh-rohl]
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noun

a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads.Compare endive(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. escapism,
  2. escapist,
  3. escapologist,
  4. escapology,
  5. escargot,
  6. escarp,
  7. escarpment,
  8. escaut,
  9. eschalot,
  10. eschar

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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British Dictionary definitions for escarole

escarole

noun

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

escarole

n.

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

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