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 for chicory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chicory \Chic"o*ry\, n. [F. chicor['e]e, earlier also
     cichor['e]e, L. cichorium, fr. Gr. ?, ?, Cf. Succory.]
     1. (Bot.) A branching perennial plant ({Cichorium Intybus)
        with bright blue flowers, growing wild in Europe, Asia,
        and America; also cultivated for its roots and as a salad
        plant; succory; wild endive. See Endive.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The root, which is roasted for mixing with coffee.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chicory
      n 1: the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee
           substitute [syn: chicory, chicory root]
      2: 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 [syn: chicory, succory, chicory
         plant, Cichorium intybus]
      3: root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute
         for or adulterate coffee [syn: chicory, chicory root]
      4: crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste [syn:
         chicory, curly endive]

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