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escarole

[es-kuh-rohl] /ˈɛs kəˌroʊl/
noun
1.
a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads.
Compare endive (def 1).
Origin
1895-1900
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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Examples from the web for escarole
  • Fresh vegetables would have offered a welcome contrast, but even the escarole salad was dressed in brown butter.
  • Calf's liver, sautéed sweetbreads, escarole salad with lardons.
  • Its popularity is trumped nationally by okra, turnip greens and escarole.
British Dictionary definitions for escarole

escarole

/ˈɛskərəʊl/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads
Word Origin
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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