• WordNet 3.6
    • n chicory crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste
    • n chicory root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
    • n chicory 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
    • n chicory the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chicory (Bot) 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.
    • Chicory The root, which is roasted for mixing with coffee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chicory The popular name of Cichorium Intybus, a composite plant common in waste places, found throughout Europe and Asia as far as India, and naturalized in the United States. It has a fleshy tapering root, a stem from 1 to 3 feet high, with spreading branches and lobed and coarsely toothed leaves. The flowers are brightblue. The roots are extensively employed as a substitute for coffee, or to mix with coffee, being roasted and ground for this purpose. Chicory is also cultivated as feed for cattle, and the blanched leaves are sometimes used as a salad. Also spelled chiccory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chicory chik′o-ri a plant whose long carrot-like root is ground to adulterate coffee
    • Chicory Also Suc′cory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chicorée, earlier also cichorée, L. cichorium, fr. Gr. , , Cf,. Succory


In literature:

The adulterants commonly used are: chicory, peas, beans, peanuts, and pellets of roasted wheat flour, rye, corn, or barley.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
A blend with chicory can be made by using two-thirds Bogota, one-third Bourbon Santos, and ten percent chicory.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Let's go in and look up chicory and succory in the encyclopedia.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
Instead they chose some chicory with a white centre, which seemed crisp and newly gathered.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
In Great Britain it is chiefly in its first capacity, in connexion with coffee, that chicory is employed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The delicate light-blue flowers of the chicory are very abundant here.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
Cut a slice from the stem ends, remove the seeds and veins; arrange them on beds of water cress, pepper grass, chicory or lettuce.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
After she had drunk her chicory coffee, she went about her work, singing like a thrush.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
Salads: lettuce, tomato, romaine, chicory, or fruit salad, with a dressing of oil and lemon, or cream and lemon.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
It has been reported as present in moulds, and in ergot; in the roots of asparagus, chicory, etc.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Dandelion is a perennial belonging to the chicory family (Cichoriaceae) and is in flower practically throughout the year.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The Magdeburg Chicory is the variety usually spoken of, it being the one most extensively grown.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Besides brewing and tanning, its industries include the manufacture of tobacco and chicory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
It has manufactures of sewing-machines, brushes, chemicals, tobacco, beer, vinegar and chicory; and considerable trade in market produce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Nasturtium blossoms, small radishes cut into flowers, or a few white chicory leaves may be used with plain lettuce salad.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
Tobacco, hemp, hops, colza and chicory form special cultures.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
Seed is sold under name of Witloof chicory, and should be sown in open ground, during May or June, in rows a foot apart.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster
I'm tired of chicory and Injun bread, and I don't keer if Sherman's folks is in to-morrow.
"With Fire and Sword" by Samuel H. M. Byers
Chicory is an instance of it.
"Curiosities of Civilization" by Andrew Wynter
When dragons are about to eat fruit they suck the juice of the wild chicory, because this affords them a sovereign remedy against inflation.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould

In poetry:

Oh, who is he?--His eye must be
As a lover's
To leap and woo the chicory's hue
In the hazel-hovers!
"Faun-Call" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Lidia Bastianich's rustic pasta recipe from Umbria would typically be made with foraged greens, but certainly chard, spinach and common chicory are delicious in this dish.
I felt confident in my pronunciation (ON-deev) of the pale-colored leaves that are a member of the chicory family.
Week after week, a forklift pulls into a refrigerated room in a small factorylike building here, reaches toward the ceiling and pulls down crates containing about 3,000 chicory roots each.
Chicory Root Active for Collagen Synthesis.
Chicory Oligofructosans for Barrier Recovery.
Chicory Square Final Concert 2012.
An Unusual Chicory Is Turning Heads.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Chicory Stout ($8.99 for 4).
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Chicory Stout.
2 large heads chicory or curly endive.
Chicory Root Active for Collagen Synthesis.
The place that started it all, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, finishes it right with white chocolate chicory stout bread pudding in a honey rum chocolate sauce.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Chicory Stout.
It took a war to accidentally discover that chicory roots when stored in the dark produce the second growth that yields these tasty leaves.
Dancing Cats writes, The Hot Shoppe in Armory Square offers Cafe du Monde brand chicory coffee.