Chicory meaning

chĭkə-rē
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A perennial herb (Cichorium intybus) of the composite family, native to Europe and widely naturalized in North America, usually having blue flowers.
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Any of various forms of this plant cultivated for their edible leaves, such as radicchio.
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The dried, roasted, ground roots of this plant, used as an adulterant of or substitute for coffee.
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A perennial weedy plant (Cichorium intybus) of the composite family, usually with blue flowers: the young leaves are used as a salad.
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Its root, roasted and ground, as for mixing with coffee.
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(botany) Either of two plants of the Asteraceae family.
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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