or ra·di·chi·o

[rah-dee-kee-oh, ruh-]


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

From Italian
Also called ra·di·chet·ta [rah-di-ket-uh] /ˌrɑ dɪˈkɛt ə/.
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Contemporary Examples of radicchio

  • Toss together the radicchio, arugula, apple and pumpkin seeds in a medium bowl.

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British Dictionary definitions for radicchio


noun plural -chios

an Italian variety of chicory, having purple leaves streaked with white that are eaten raw in salads
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