radicchio


ra·dic·chio

noun \ra-ˈdi-kē-ō\

: a plant which has reddish or green leaves that have a bitter taste and that are eaten in salads

plural ra·dic·chios

Full Definition of RADICCHIO

:  a chicory of a red variety with variegated leaves that is used as a salad green

Origin of RADICCHIO

Italian, chicory, from Vulgar Latin *radiculus, alteration of Latin radicula
First Known Use: 1968

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