Chicory

Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for...
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chicory

(chick-ory) - An herb of which the roots are dried, ground, and roasted. It is now used to flavor coffee (there is a popular belief that chicory smoothes out coffee).
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chicory

(Cichorium intybus), blue-flowered perennial plant of the family Asteraceae. When cultivated, its leaves are eaten as a vegetable or salad, or its ...
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chicory

[n] - the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute 2. [n] - 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 3. [n] - root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee 4. [n] - cris...
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Chicory

• (n.) The root, which is roasted for mixing with coffee. • (n.) A branching perennial plant (Cichorium Intybus) with bright blue flowers, growing wild in Europe, Asia, and America; also cultivated for its roots and as a salad plant; succory; wild endive. See Endive.
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chicory

noun root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
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chicory

curly endive noun crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste
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Chicory

Chic'o·ry noun [ French chicorée , earlier also cichorée , Latin cichorium , from Greek ... , ... , Cf . Succory .] 1. (Botany) A branching perennial plant ( Cichorium Intybus ) with bright blue flowers, growing wild in Europe...
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Chicory

A lettuce used for salad and sometimes called curly endive. Also added to coffee in the deep South.
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chicory

A thick-rooted perennial (cichorium intybus) native to europe but widely grown for its young leaves used as salad greens and for its roots, dried and ground-roasted, used to flavor or adulterate coffee. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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chicory

chicory (chik'urē) or succory (sŭk'urē) , Mediterannean herb (Cichorium intybus) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), naturalized in North America, where the tall stalks of usually blue flowers are common along waysides and are known as blue-sailors. It is extensively g...
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Chicory

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) or wild succory as it is also known, is a perennial herb of the family Compositae native to Europe and West Asia where it grows on chalky soils, it has a long tap root and a stiffly erect, branched, angled and furrowed stem and large, usually blue, flowers. The leaves in the basal rosette are stalked, deeply pinnately to...
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chicory

Chicory: 1. Perennial herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads. 2. The dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute.
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chicory

Plant native to Europe and West Asia, with large, usually blue, flowers. Its long taproot is used dried and roasted as a coffee substitute. As a garden vegetable, grown under cover, its blanched leaves are used in salads. It is related to endive. (Cichorium intybus, family Compositae.)
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Chicory

The roasted ground root of the chicory plant, related to the radicchio and curly endive. In New Orleans, chicory-spiked coffee, usually served as cafe au lait, has been a tradition since Napoleanic times.
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Chicory

The root of the endive, roasted and ground, it is blended with coffee in New Orleans style coffee.
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