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n. pl. ra·dic·chi·os
Any of several varieties of chicory, having red or red-spotted leaves that form rounded or elongated heads.
[Italian, from Old Italian, chicory, from Vulgar Latin *rādīculum, from Latin rādīcula, diminutive of rādīx, rādīc-, root; see radish.]
n, pl -chios
(Plants) an Italian variety of chicory, having purple leaves streaked with white that are eaten raw in salads
a variety of chicory having a compact head of reddish, white-streaked leaves.
[1980–85; < Italian: chicory < Vulgar Latin *rādīculum, variant of Latin rādīcula; see radish]