a variety of chicory originating in Italy, having a compact head of reddish, white-streaked leaves: leaves and roots may be cooked or used raw in salads.
Origin of radicchio
Also called ra·di·chet·ta [rah-di-ket-uh] /ˌrɑ dɪˈkɛt ə/.
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Toss together the radicchio, arugula, apple and pumpkin seeds in a medium bowl.Divine Apple Dishes
January 6, 2011
noun plural -chios
an Italian variety of chicory, having purple leaves streaked with white that are eaten raw in salads
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