Part of speech: noun

A perennial herb used in adulterating coffee. chiccory.

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Usage examples "chicory":

  1. The only benefit of quality which Chicory gives to coffee is by increase of colour and body, with some bitterness, but not by possessing any aroma, or fragrant oil, or stimulating virtue. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  2. 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", Edith B. Ordway.
  3. 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", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.