- noun a blue-flowered plant (Cichorium intybus) cultivated for its salad leaves and roots. dried chicory root is used as a substitute for coffee.
- A group of plants, Cichorium intybus, grown for their leaves which all have a distinctive slightly bitter flavour. They include Belgian chicory whose roots are forced to produce the well-known white compact chicons commonly known as chicory, red chicory also known as radicchio and sugar loaf chicory.
- noun a vegetable with a conical white head of crisp leaves, eaten raw as a salad or cooked and served with a sauce.