• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chiccory See Chicory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chiccory See chicory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chiccory a plant whose long carrot-like root is ground to adulterate coffee
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chicorée—L. cichorium, succory—Gr. kichōrion.


In literature:

Bread and coffee, chiefly chiccory, make one meal; bread alone is the staple of the others, with a bit of meat for Sunday.
"Women Wage-Earners" by Helen Campbell
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Shortly after Habakuk comes forward with a kitchen-knife, {445} with which he is going to cut chiccory in the garden.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
In the first place, then, the French coffee is coffee, and not chiccory, or rye, or beans, or peas.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
The wild chiccory is prepared in the same way.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
Pessimism is not reason but a surrogate of reason; therefore, a cheat, such as the merchant who sells chiccory for coffee.
"Whirlpools" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Chiccory I don't like, spite of the doctor, who says it is wholesome.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 15, August, 1851" by Various
It is bad to leave the mountains, but chiccory is not palatable either.
"Ginger-Snaps" by Fanny Fern