from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several varieties of chicory, having red or red-spotted leaves that form globose or elongated heads.
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- n. a form of chicory with red leaves and a slightly bitter taste, eaten as a salad vegetable
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- n. prized variety of chicory having globose heads of red leaves
Italian, from Old Italian, chicory, from Vulgar Latin *rādīculum, from Latin rādīcula, diminutive of rādīx, rādīc-, root; see radish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)