Definition of Chicory plant
1. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Chicory, Curly Endive, Chicory, Chicory Root
Group relationships: Cichorium, Genus Cichorium
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
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Literary usage of Chicory plant
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1. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"... the roasted acorn, of roasted corn and pulse, of roasted roots, and especially of chicory.—The chicory plant and root.—How the root is prepared for use ..."
2. The Chemical Gazette (1845)
"The leaves of the chicory plant are first ground or crushed in ¡_ mill, such as is ordinarily employed in the preparation of woad ; then the granulated mass ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"Flowers and leaves of the chicory plant. in diameter. The plant is perennial. The seed- stalks bear clusters of brilliant blue or occasionally pink or white ..."
4. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"... or IMITATION WOAD, made from the leaves of the chicory plant, and as used in the Dye Vat for the fastening of different colours in Woollen Cloths. ..."
5. British Farmer's Magazine (1854)
"but invariably the chicory plant has soon overtopped the others, and rooted them out ; and when sheep have been turned upon chicory alone as a grazing crop, ..."
6. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"The long fleshy roots of the cultivated chicory plant are cut into pieces, roasted, and ground, and afterwards mixed with Coffee. ..."