chicory :

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  • n  the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
  • n  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
  • n  root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
  • n  crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste

  • They do not have radishes, lettuce, chicory, or spinach.
  • The daily ration was a piece of bread and some chicory coffee, and to keep the children from running off, "they took all of our clothes away.
  • Why, they didn't even put any chicory in the coffee or supply Tabasco sauce for the eggs.

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