noun, plural chic·o·ries.
Origin of chicory
Examples from the Web for chicory
The thick coffee, in two small gilt-edged cups and with that bitter bite of near-burnt Arabic chicory, has gone cold.
Peter's chicory blue eyes nearly popped out of his head when he read of the "materialization" of his tobacco pouch.The Come Back|Carolyn Wells
Endive, en′div, n. an annual or biennial plant of the same genus as chicory, used as a salad.
The stocks of chicory roots existing within the jurisdiction of the General Government in Belgium are hereby commandeered.
The presence of chicory in coffee can be detected by putting a small amount of the ground coffee in a glass of water.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Chicory also sinks rapidly and colors the water brown, while the coffee remains floating for some time.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
British Dictionary definitions for chicory
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for chicory
Word Origin and History for chicory
late 14c., cicoree (modern form from mid-15c.), from Middle French cichorée "endive, chicory" (15c., Modern French chicorée), from Latin cichoreum, from Greek kikhorion (plural kikhoreia) "endive," of unknown origin. Klein suggests a connection with Old Egyptian keksher. The modern English form is from French influence.