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Word of the day for October 16
chicory n
  1. (countable, botany) Either of two plants of the Asteraceae family.
    1. (chiefly Britain) The common chicory (Cichorium intybus), the source of Belgian endive, radicchio, and sugarloaf.
    2. (chiefly Canada, US) The endive (Cichorium endivia, the source of escarole and frisée.
  2. (uncountable, cooking) A coffee substitute made from the roasted roots of the common chicory, sometimes used as a cheap adulterant in real coffee.

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