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succory

[suhk-uh-ree]
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noun, plural suc·co·ries.
  1. chicory.

Origin of succory

1525–35; < Middle Low German suckerie, perhaps < Medieval Latin, blend of Latin succus juice and cichorium chicory; the plant's roots are full of sap
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Historical Examples

  • After calling for a glass of succory water, which she drank, she dined.

    Louis XIV., Makers of History Series

    John S. C. Abbott

  • An insect found on the flowers of the succory plant in India and China.

  • She disregarded every costly cover that cometh to the table, and taketh little but manchet and succory pottage.

  • The Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) abounds in the same milky juice as the succory, and has the same kind of fleshy root.

  • She rivals the Succory in beautifying arid dust heaps and barren railroad cuts, with her tender opalescent pink tints.

    Old-Time Gardens

    Alice Morse Earle


British Dictionary definitions for succory

succory

noun plural -cories
  1. another name for chicory

Word Origin

C16: variant of cicoree chicory; related to Middle Low German suckerie, Dutch suikerei
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