Definition of radicchio
: a chicory of a red variety with variegated leaves that is used as a salad green
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Our radicchio and endive salad toyed with the palate, with sweet gorgonzola, pine nuts, balsamic and honey battling black olives, roasted red peppers and extra-virgin olive oil to a pleasing draw.
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Origin and Etymology of radicchio
Italian, chicory, from Vulgar Latin *radiculus, alteration of Latin radicula
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
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Definition of radicchio for English Language Learners
: a plant which has reddish or green leaves that have a bitter taste and that are eaten in salads
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