Radicchio definition

rə-dēkē-ō, rä-
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
radicchio
Plural:
radicchios

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