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Meaning of chicory

chic•o•ry

Pronunciation: (chik'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  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 to coffee. Cf. endive (def. 2).
  2. the root of this plant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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