- (botany) Either of two plants of the Asteraceae family:
- (cooking) A coffee substitute made from the roasted roots of the common chicory, sometimes used as a cheap adulterant in real coffee.
- 1774, William Crookes, The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, page 129:
- It is a very prevalent idea that the admixture of chicory with coffee is a decided improvement, and de gustibus non est disputandum; but the low price of chicory as compared with coffee is a strong temptation to increase the pro-proportion of […]
Cichorium endivia — see endive