Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
  2. (noun, plant) perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads
  3. (noun, food) root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
  4. (noun, food) crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste

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Alternate forms of Chicory

Hyponyms: radicchio

Hypernyms: coffee substitute, herb, herbaceous plant, root, salad green, salad greens

Origin of the word Chicory

  1. 1390s, from M.Fr. cichor?e, from L. cichoreum, from Gk. kikhorion (pl. kikhoreia) "endive," of unknown origin. Klein suggests a connection with O.Egyptian keksher. more

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Words that sound like Chicory

caesar, caesarea, caesura, cager, cairo, car, caraway, care, career, carew, carrere, carrier, carry, carry away, carya, cascara, cashier, cassirer, cassiri, cassowary, causerie, cer, cere, cero, chair

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