American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See chicory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chicory, Cichorium Intybus. See chicory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Cichorium. See chicory.
- 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
- Perhaps alteration (influenced by Middle Low German suckerie or Middle Dutch suckereie) of Middle English cicoree; see chicory. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““Was ever woman in a strait so fearful!” exclaimed the Lady of Lochleven — “At least, thou rash boy, beware that no one tastes the food, but especially the jar of succory-water.””
“Helleboratus major and minor in Quercetan, and Syrupus Genistae for hypochondriacal melancholy in the same author, compound syrup of succory, of fumitory, polypody, &c.”
“And because the spleen and blood are often misaffected in melancholy, I may not omit endive, succory, dandelion, fumitory,”
“ Hollerius knew one cured alone with the use of succory boiled, and drunk for five months, every morning in the summer.”
“Scoltzii would fain have them use all summer the condite flowers of succory, strawberry water, roses”
“If you think the party be in any heat, put in violet leaves and succory.”
“Violet leaves, wild tansie, succory-roots, large mace, raisins, and damask prunes boil'd with a chicken and a crust of bread.”
“For example, the opinion that succory is superior to coffee, though supported by Drs. Howison and”
“This plant, the succory of former days, is greatly esteemed by the French, by whom it is known as barbe de capucin.”
“I had taken nothing for my support for two days, but a few handfuls of wild succory, which I had gathered in the fatal valley.”
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