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chicory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chicory  \Chic"o*ry\,  n.  [F.  chicor['e]e,  earlier  also 
  cichor['e]e,  L.  cichorium,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?,  Cf  {Succory}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  branching  perennial  plant  ({Cichorium  Intybus}) 
  with  bright  blue  flowers,  growing  wild  in  Europe,  Asia, 
  and  America;  also  cultivated  for  its  roots  and  as  a  salad 
  plant;  succory;  wild  endive.  See  {Endive}. 
 
  2.  The  root,  which  is  roasted  for  mixing  with  coffee. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chicory 
  n  1:  the  dried  root  of  the  chicory  plant:  used  as  a  coffee 
  substitute  [syn:  {chicory  root}] 
  2:  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  [syn:  {succory},  {chicory 
  plant},  {Cichorium  intybus}] 
  3:  root  of  the  chicory  plant  roasted  and  ground  to  substitute 
  for  or  adulterate  coffee  [syn:  {chicory  root}] 
  4:  crisp  spiky  leaves  with  somewhat  bitter  taste  [syn:  {curly 
  endive}] 




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