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chicory

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chic=o=ry

CIDE DICTIONARY

chicoryn. [F. chicorée, earlier also cichorée, L. cichorium, fr. Gr. , , Cf. Succory.].
  •  A branching perennial plant (Cichorium Intybus) with bright blue flowers, growing wild in Europe, Asia, and America; also cultivated for its roots and as a salad plant; succory; wild endive. See Endive.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The root, which is roasted for mixing with coffee.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

chicory, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a blue flowered plant, Cichorium intybus, cultivated for its salad leaves and its root.
2 its root, roasted and ground for use with or instead of coffee.
3 US = ENDIVE.

Etymology
ME f. obs. F cicor{eacute}e endive f. med.L cic(h)orea f. L cichorium f. Gk kikhorion SUCCORY

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