Chicory Definition

chĭkə-rē
chicories
noun
chicories
A perennial weedy plant (Cichorium intybus) of the composite family, usually with blue flowers: the young leaves are used as a salad.
Webster's New World
Any of various forms of this plant cultivated for their edible leaves, such as radicchio.
American Heritage
Its root, roasted and ground, as for mixing with coffee.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Chicory

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chicory
Plural:
chicories

Origin of Chicory

  • Middle English cicoree (from Old French cichoree) French chicorée both from Latin cichorium, cichorēum from Greek kikhoreia pl. diminutive of kikhorā

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French chicorée, from Old French cicoree, from Late Latin *cichōria, from Latin cichōrium, from Ancient Greek κιχώριον.

    From Wiktionary

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