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[wit-lohf] /ˈwɪt loʊf/
endive (def 2).
Origin of witloof
1880-85; < Dutch, equivalent to wit white + loof foliage. See white, leaf Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Under this covering the leaves will be formed in a solid head, which is known on the market as witloof.

  • The witloof, a form of Chicory, is used as a salad, or boiled and served in the same manner as Cauliflower.

  • One packet of seed of the witloof will furnish plants enough for a large family.

  • Seed is sold under name of witloof chicory, and should be sown in open ground, during May or June, in rows a foot apart.

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