Definition of escarole in English:


Line breaks: es¦ca|role
Pronunciation: /ˈɛskərəʊl


[mass noun] North American
  • An endive of a variety with broad undivided leaves and a slightly bitter flavour, used in salads.
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    • If you want to continue exploring, toss curly endive, escarole, arugula or radicchio - all of which have a distinct flavour - into your green salad to add some bite.
    • Sow more rocket and other autumn salads such as escarole and radicchio, which will last until Christmas.
    • To keep your digestive juices flowing, try adding salads to your diet that are made from bitter greens such as dandelions, escarole, watercress and mustard greens.


early 20th century: from French, from Italian scar(i)ola, based on Latin esca 'food'.

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