also chickory noun (plural -ries) Etymology: alteration of Middle English cicoree, from Anglo-French, from Latin cichoreum, from Greek kichoreia Date: 15th century 1. a thick-rooted usually blue-flowered European perennial composite herb (Cichorium intybus) widely grown for its roots and as a salad plant — compare Belgian endive, radicchio 2. the dried ground roasted root of chicory used to flavor or adulterate coffee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • chicory — [chik′ə rē] n. pl. chicories [ME cicory < OFr cicorée < L cichorium < Gr kichora, kichoreia, chicory, endive, succory] 1. a perennial weedy plant (Cichorium intybus) of the composite family, usually with blue flowers: the young leaves… …   English World dictionary

  • Chicory — Chic o*ry, n. [F. chicor[ e]e, earlier also cichor[ e]e, L. cichorium, fr. Gr. ?, ?, Cf. {Succory}.] 1. (Bot.) A branching perennial plant ({Cichorium Intybus}) with bright blue flowers, growing wild in Europe, Asia, and America; also cultivated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicory — late 14c., from M.Fr. cichorée (16c., Mod.Fr. chicorée), from L. cichoreum, from Gk. kikhorion (pl. kikhoreia) endive, of unknown origin. Klein suggests a connection with O.Egyptian keksher …   Etymology dictionary

  • chicory — ► NOUN (pl. chicories) 1) a blue flowered plant with edible leaves and a root which is used as an additive to or substitute for coffee. 2) N. Amer. a plant with bitter curly or smooth leaves, eaten in salads. ORIGIN Greek kikhorion …   English terms dictionary

  • Chicory — This article is about the cultivated vegetable called chicon. For the Worldcons named Chicon, see Worldcon. Common Chicory Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • chicory — /chik euh ree/, n., pl. chicories. 1. a composite plant, Cichorium intybus, having bright blue flower heads and toothed oblong leaves, cultivated as a salad plant and for its root, which is used roasted and ground as a substitute for or additive… …   Universalium

  • chicory — paprastoji trūkažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Cichorium intybus), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • chicory — noun Either of two plants of the Asteracaea family: true chicory (Cichorium intybus) and endive (Cichorium endivia) …   Wiktionary

  • chicory — [[t]tʃɪ̱kəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Chicory is a plant with crunchy bitter tasting leaves. It is eaten in salads, and its roots are sometimes used instead of coffee …   English dictionary

  • chicory — trūkažolė statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Cichorium angl. chicory rus. цикорий …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”