Radicchio meaning

rə-dē'kē-ō, rä-
Any of several varieties of chicory, having red or red-spotted leaves that form rounded or elongated heads.
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A form of chicory with red leaves and a slightly bitter taste, eaten as a salad vegetable.
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A variety of chicory, with purplish-red, slightly bitter leaves that form an oval head, used in salads.
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Origin of radicchio

  • Italian from Old Italian chicory from Vulgar Latin rādīculum from Latin rādīcula diminutive of rādīx rādīc- root radish
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary