Definitions

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  • adj. Belonging to, or resembling, a suborder of composite plants of which the chicory (Cichorium) is the type.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or resembling, a suborder of composite plants of which the chicory (Cichorium) is the type.

Etymologies

See chicory. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How many more had been about we could not ascertain, but next morning we found near the spot one of the bags usually carried by gins and containing the following samples of their daily food: three snakes; three rats; about 2 pounds of small fish, like white bait; crayfish; and a quantity of the small root of the cichoraceous plant tao, usually found growing on the plains with a bright yellow flower.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

  • The purple-ringed Anguillaria dioica, first seen on Pyramid Hill, again appeared here; and in many places the ground was quite yellow with the flowers of the cichoraceous plant tao whose root, small as it is, constitutes the food of the native women and children.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

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