Definition of chicory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    chicory

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪkəri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪkəri//
     
    [uncountable] Vegetables
     
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  1. 1 (British English) (North American English endive) [countable, uncountable] a small pale green plant with bitter leaves that are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. The root can be dried and used with or instead of coffee. See related entries: Vegetables
  2. 2 (North American English) (British English endive) (North American English also curly endive, frisée) a plant with green curly leaves that are eaten raw as a vegetable
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from obsolete French cicorée (earlier form of chicorée) ‘endive’, via Latin from Greek kikhorion.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chicory

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