radicchio

noun ra·dic·chio \ ra-ˈdi-kē-ō \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of radicchio

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

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Origin and Etymology of radicchio

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


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radicchio

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


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