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chicory

noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃɪk.ər.i/ us    /-ɚ-/
a European plant with blue flowers and leaves that are eaten in salads a powder made from the root of this plant and added to or used instead of coffee ( also endive) a plant with pale leaves that taste bitter and that are eaten cooked as a vegetable or in salads
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