chicory plant


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to chicory plant: chicory root
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chicory plant - perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in saladschicory plant - 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
curly endive, chicory - crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste
chicory, chicory root - the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
References in periodicals archive ?
The medicinal qualities of all the parts of the chicory plant have been known for centuries.
And then I looked down, and growing in the concrete was this chicory plant.
Nitrogen was applied adjacent to the crop row once the chicory plant reached the four-leaf growth stage.
The chicory plant has long been known for its digestive benefits for humans, who eat its leaves, endive, in salads and drink it as a coffee substitute.
The chicory plant is tap-rooted, similar to a carrot, and produces a rosette of basal leaves.
FiberAdvance[TM] Gummies are made with inulin, a natural source of fiber that is extracted from the roots of the chicory plant.
The chicory plant is a stately flower with ocean blue petals.
Eventually, the gods took pity on the young maiden and turned her into a chicory plant whose blooms are the blue of her departed sailor's clothes.