from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See chicory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. chicory (Cichorium intybus)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant of the genus Cichorium. See chicory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The chicory, Cichorium Intybus. See chicory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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