noun (plural chicories)
1A blue-flowered Mediterranean plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its edible salad leaves and carrot-shaped root.
- Cichorium intybus, family Compositae
- I usually make a chicory salad for afterwards, something crisp and slightly bitter.
- Cut the base off the chicory and remove any damaged outer leaves.
- He served salads of dandelion and strips of bacon, or chicory with garlic and croutons.
1.1The root of the chicory plant, which is roasted and ground for use as an additive to or substitute for coffee.
- I am including roasted chicory in the list of exempted items as coffee itself is free from excise duty.
- This herbal coffee is made from a blend of herbs, grains, fruits and nuts like chicory root, roasted carob and figs.
- The café is considered to be the home of beignet and chicory coffee.
Late Middle English: from obsolete French cicorée (earlier form of chicorée) 'endive', via Latin from Greek kikhorion.
Words that rhyme with chicorychickaree, hickory, Terpsichore, trickery
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