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[n] variety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
[n] widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched

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\En"dive\, n. [F. endive (cf. Pr., Sp. Pg., & It. endivia), fr. a deriv. of L. intibus, intybus, endive.] (Bot.) A composite herb ({Cichorium Endivia}). Its finely divided and much curled leaves, when blanched, are used for salad. {Wild endive} (Bot.), chicory or succory.

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