ra·​dic·​chio | \ ra-ˈdi-kē-ō How to pronounce radicchio (audio) \
plural radicchios

Definition of radicchio

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

Examples of radicchio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Combining radicchio with sweeter, more delicate lettuces helps to balance the bitterness. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "In 17 years of writing recipes, I'd never used this ingredient — until now," 30 July 2020 Core and chop the radicchio into bite-size pieces and place it in a large mixing bowl. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "Brown Kitchen: Squash does double duty in savory and sweet recipes," 22 Nov. 2019 Salata appreciates examples like the radicchio XO that show just how far the sauce can go. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "How to make XO, the umami-rich sauce Bay Area chefs love," 27 May 2020 One of winter’s most appealing salads combines radicchio and kale with crisp-chewy croutons and a creamy dressing made bold with anchovies. Washington Post, "Reveler’s Hour is the relaxed wine-and-pasta sibling we needed from the Tail Up Goat team," 10 Jan. 2020 Chopped Winter Salad Beautiful, sweet, orange butternut squash gets roasted with some slightly — but appealingly — bitter radicchio. Katie Workman, NBC News, "How to make crispy roasted chickpeas in your oven," 22 Mar. 2020 Wellspring has four high tunnels (an unheated, covered structure) and two greenhouses and still produces crops such as kale, chard, spinach, lettuce, scallions, beets, radicchio and a few specialty crops like chickweed and claytonia. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For some Wisconsin farmers, a slower pace in winter allows time for planning, cooking, even a reading club," 3 Mar. 2020 Offer to make or bring just one recipe that will offer some contrast, substantive enough that a big bowl of it will keep you satiated: Maybe that’s a crunchy radicchio salad with squash and pecan vinaigrette or wild rice with mushrooms and leeks. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "How to Make Your Vegetarian Loved Ones Happy on Thanksgiving," 14 Nov. 2019 The seasonal white pie with roasted radicchio, citrus gremolata and toasted almonds was pleasantly bitter. oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of radicchio was in 1968

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4 Aug 2020

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“Radicchio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radicchio. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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