Definition of witloof in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪtluːf/


[mass noun]
Chicory of a broadleaved variety grown for blanching.
Example sentences
  • Try to include a few slightly bitter salad leaves such as radicchio or witloof, or peppery ones such as watercress or rocket.
  • These chicons are the forced shoots of an otherwise green, bitter salad called witloof chicory.
  • The warm forcing conditions for witloof chicory production can cause browning of the chicon axis.


Late 19th century: from Dutch, literally 'white leaf'.

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