ra·​dic·​chio | \ ra-ˈdi-kē-ō \
plural radicchios

Definition of radicchio

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

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In the vegetable garden, plant fava beans, head lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio and radishes. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "January weather just right for these chores," 12 Jan. 2018 Tear large radicchio leaves into 2-to-3-inch pieces. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Winter’s Most Refreshing Salad," 12 Dec. 2018 Begin by spreading radicchio leaves across a platter. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Winter’s Most Refreshing Salad," 12 Dec. 2018 In the vegetable store, artichokes, fava beans, radicchio, tomatoes, carrots, leeks and squash blossoms are so artfully arranged as to shame any Whole Foods market. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Resort’s Tuscany cooking class has all the right ingredients," 2 July 2018 To serve: Combine the radicchio, croutons, vinaigrette and 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese in a large bowl, tossing well so each leaf is coated with vinaigrette. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 Slice the radicchio into thin strips and put into a bowl. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018 Toss dressing with sliced radicchio, roasted vegetables, cooked bacon, shrimp and 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Radicchio Salad with Roasted Fennel and Shrimp," 20 Nov. 2017 Unlike past back-to-the-land movements, this one isn’t about growing millennial-pink radicchio or starting grass-fed dairy farms. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Five ecoartists relandscape our concrete jungle.," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of radicchio

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for radicchio

Italian, chicory, from Vulgar Latin *radiculus, alteration of Latin radicula

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English Language Learners Definition of radicchio

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

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