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suc·co·ry

 (sŭk′ə-rē)
n. pl. suc·co·ries

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by Middle Low German suckerie or Middle Dutch suckereie) of Middle English cicoree; see chicory.]

succory

(ˈsʌkərɪ)
n, pl -cories
(Plants) another name for chicory
[C16: variant of cicoree chicory; related to Middle Low German suckerie, Dutch suikerei]

chic•o•ry

(ˈtʃɪk ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a composite plant, Cichorium intybus, having blue flowers and toothed oblong leaves, cultivated as a salad plant and for its root. Compare endive (def. 2).
2. the root of this plant used roasted and ground as a substitute for or additive to coffee.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French chicoree, alter. of earlier cicoree (by influence of Italian cicoria) < Latin cichorēa < Greek kichória, kíchora]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.succory - perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in saladssuccory - 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
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