"chicory" in the noun sense
1. chicory, chicory root
the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
2. chicory, succory, chicory plant, Cichorium intybus
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
3. chicory, chicory root
root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
4. chicory, curly endive
crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste
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