- A perennial plant that has blue or purple flowers and a long, thick root, which is roasted and ground to make a coffee substitute or additive.
- The leaves of this plant can also be eaten as a salad green or cooked as a vegetable.
Mid 17th century: from french cichorée, from italian cicoria, from latin cichorium, from greek kikhorion, of uncertain origin.
- The restaurant served coffee with chicory.
- Chicory is a good source of inulin, a type of carbohydrate.
- The chicory root can be used to make a coffee substitute.
- Chicory leaves are a popular salad green in southern cuisine.
- I like to add some roasted chicory root to my coffee for a unique flavor.