- a perennial weedy plant (Cichorium intybus) of the composite family, usually with blue flowers: the young leaves are used as a salad
- its root, roasted and ground, as for mixing with coffee
Origin of chicoryMiddle English cicory ; from Old French cicorée ; from Classical Latin cichorium ; from Classical Greek kichora, kichoreia, chicory, endive, succory
- A perennial herb (Cichorium intybus) of the composite family, native to Europe and widely naturalized in North America, usually having blue flowers. Also called succory.
- Any of various forms of this plant cultivated for their edible leaves, such as radicchio.
- The dried, roasted, ground roots of this plant, used as an adulterant of or substitute for coffee.
Origin of chicoryMiddle English cicoree (from Old French cichoree) and French chicorée, both from Latin cichorium, cichor&emacron;um, from Greek kikhoreia, pl. diminutive of kikhora.
From Middle French chicorée, from Old French cicoree, from Late Latin *cichōria, from Latin cichōrium, from Ancient Greek κιχώριον.