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

  • n. See chicory.

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  • 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

Etymologies

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

Perhaps alteration (influenced by Middle Low German suckerie or Middle Dutch suckereie) of Middle English cicoree; see chicory.

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