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noun chic·o·ry \ˈchi-k(ə-)rē\

: a European plant that has bitter-tasting leaves that are often used in salads

plural chic·o·ries

Full Definition of CHICORY

:  a thick-rooted usually blue-flowered European perennial composite herb (Cichorium intybus) widely grown for its roots and as a salad plant — compare belgian endive, radicchio
:  the dried ground roasted root of chicory used to flavor or adulterate coffee

Variants of CHICORY

chic·o·ry also chick·o·ry \ˈchi-k(ə-)rē\

Origin of CHICORY

alteration of Middle English cicoree, from Anglo-French, from Latin cichoreum, from Greek kichoreia
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with CHICORY


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