What does the word chicory mean?

Usage examples for chicory

  1. Lettuce, cress, and chicory are never cut with a knife, but rolled up on the fork and so conveyed to the mouth. – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  2. The delicately pencilled brows were exquisite, and out of the small brown face looked a pair of large, brilliant eyes of an extraordinary blue- the blue of the wild chicory. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson