Meaning of chicory
Pronunciation: (chik'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
- 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).
- the root of this plant.
- chicory (Thesaurus)