[ suhk-uh-ree ]

noun,plural suc·co·ries.

Origin of succory

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

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How to use succory in a sentence

  • Quite a charming young man—married a Miss succory, a connection of the Restharrows, and such a sweet girl!

    In Brief Authority | F. Anstey
  • I had taken nothing for my support for two days, but a few handfuls of wild succory, which I had gathered in the fatal valley.

    Perils and Captivity | Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • Clear pale blue succory is the most charming of all, and I am going to send you some plants as soon as they have ceased flowering.

    Letters to Helen | Keith Henderson
  • Inwardly they take it with succory-water against all corruptions of the Lungs.

  • Never had any dress suited her so well as that flapper's frock of succory-blue with touches of cream, and dull pink.

British Dictionary definitions for succory


/ (ˈsʌkərɪ) /

nounplural -cories
  1. another name for chicory

Origin of succory

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

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