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Noun: chicory  chi-ku-ree
  1. The dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
    - chicory root
  2. Perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads
    - succory, chicory plant, Cichorium intybus
  3. Root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
    - chicory root
  4. Crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste
    - curly endive, frisée

Derived forms: chicories

Type of: coffee substitute, herb, herbaceous plant, root, salad green, salad greens

Part of: Cichorium, genus Cichorium

Encyclopedia: Chicory