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Definition 1: crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for chicory in the sense of this definition

(chicory is a kind of ...) greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads

(... is a kind of chicory ) prized variety of chicory having globose heads of red leaves

(... is part of chicory) perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads

Definition 2: root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for chicory in the sense of this definition

(chicory is a kind of ...) a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it

Definition 3: perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for chicory in the sense of this definition

(chicory is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(chicory is a part of ...) crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste

(chicory is a part of ...) the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute

(... is a member of chicory) chicory

Definition 4: the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for chicory in the sense of this definition

(chicory is a kind of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of chicory) perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads

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