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1. chicory

noun. crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste.

Synonyms

  • salad greens
  • succory
  • chicory plant
  • radicchio
  • curly endive
  • salad green

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • chicorée (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cicoree (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. chicory

noun. root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee.

Synonyms

  • coffee substitute

Etymology

  • chicorée (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cicoree (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. chicory

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • succory
  • chicory plant
  • Cichorium
  • genus Cichorium
  • curly endive
  • chicory root

Etymology

  • chicorée (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cicoree (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. chicory

noun. the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute.

Synonyms

  • succory
  • chicory plant
  • root
  • chicory root

Etymology

  • chicorée (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cicoree (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word chicory


1. Noun, singular or mass
You may think of chicory in your coffee as a New Orleans thing, but adding this ground root to a morning cup of coffee has health benefits.

2. Adjective
The benefit of inulin in chicory coffee is that it doesn’t really raise your blood sugar level, which makes it valuable for people with diabetes.

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