frisée

[ free-zey ]
/ friˈzeɪ /

a variety of endive, Cichorium endivia crispum, with narrow, curly-edged leaves used in salads.

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Also called curly endive, frisée let·tuce.

Origin of frisée

First recorded in 1825–30; from French chicorée frisée “curly endive”; possibly akin to frizz1, frizzle1
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Example sentences from the Web for frisée

  • Finish with a salad of frisee, chives, parsley, tarragon and chervil lightly dressed with the vinaigrette.

    Fresh Picks|Ben Pollinger|February 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • With a frisee salad to start and some really great wine, a cozy booth, and the right company, it makes for a perfect evening.

    Fresh Picks|Gina DePalma|August 24, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • I found a recipe on cookstr.com for a frisee salad with burnt garlic vinaigrette.

    Fresh Picks|Ramon Perez|May 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST