chicory
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈtʃɪkəɹi/, /ˈtʃɪkɹi/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈtʃɪkəɹi/
Noun

chicory

  1. (countable, botany) Either of two plant#Noun|plants of the Asteraceae family.
    1. (chiefly, Britain) The common chicory (Cichorium intybus), the source of Belgian endive, radicchio, and sugarloaf.
      Synonyms: blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailor, blue weed, chicory button, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailor, succory, wild bachelor's button, wild endive
    2. (chiefly, Canada, US) The endive (Cichorium endivia), the source of escarole and frisée.
  2. (uncountable, cooking) A coffee substitute#Noun|substitute made from the roasted#Adjective|roasted root#Noun|roots of the common chicory, sometimes used as a cheap adulterant in real coffee.
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