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

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 Unabridged
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escarole (ˈɛskərəʊl)
(US), (Canadian) a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads
[C20: French from Italian scar(i)ola, from Latin esca food]

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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.
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