What does the word endive mean?

Usage examples for endive

  1. D'Effiat took notice of all these things, and on the 29th of June, 1670, he went to the ante- chamber; saw that he was unobserved and that nobody was near, and threw the poison into the endive- water; then hearing some one approaching, he seized the jug of common water and feigned to be putting it back in its place just as the servant, before alluded to, entered and asked him sharply what he was doing in that cupboard. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  2. Forced Endive, Rhubarb, Asparagus, and earthed Celery afford examples of etiolation purposely induced. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  3. We have with them mushrooms, fresh string bean, cooked endive, and new, not very good peas grown in glass. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley