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chicory vs. endive

[ chik-uh-ree ]
  1. a composite plant, Cichorium intybus, having bright-blue flower heads and toothed oblong leaves, cultivated as a salad plant and for its root, which is used roasted and ground as a substitute for or additive to coffee.
  2. the root of this plant.
[ en-dahyv, ahn-deev; French ahn-deev ]
  1. a composite plant, Cichorium endivia, having a rosette of often curly-edged leaves used in salads.
  2. a young chicory plant, deprived of light to form a narrow head of whitish leaves that are eaten as a cooked vegetable or used raw in salads.
  3. an ornamental motif having the form of an arrangement of acanthus or endive leaves.

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