Definitions for "escarole"
a variety of endive (Cichorium endivia) often used in salads, having leaves with irregular frilled edges.
A variety of chicory that is used in salads. Also called endive.
Escarole has sturdy leaves and a slightly bitter flavor. Young escarole leaves are tender enough to add to salads, otherwise escarole is best cooked as a side dish or used in soups.