Korbblütler, Salatpflanze (Winter-, Sommer-E.).
(Cichorium endivia)einjährige Kulturpflanze aus der Gattung der Wegwarte, die als Salat verwendet wird.
ETYM French chicorée, earlier also cichorée, Latin cichorium, from Greek.
1. The dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute; SYN. chicory root.
2. 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; SYN. succory, chicory plant, Cichorium intybus.
3. Plant with crisp, spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste; SYN. curly endive.
Plant Cichorium intybus, family Compositae. Native to Europe and W Asia, it has large, usually blue, flowers. Its long taproot is used dried and roasted as a coffee substitute. As a garden vegetable, grown under cover, its blanched leaves are used in salads. It is related to endive.
ETYM French endive (cf. Pr., Spanish Portu., and Italian endivia), from a deriv. of Latin intibus, intybus, endive.
Widely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green; either curly serrated leaves or broad flat ones that are usually blanched; SYN. witloof, Cichorium endivia.
Cultivated annual plant Cichorium endivia, family Compositae, the leaves of which are used in salads and cooking. One variety has narrow, curled leaves; another has wide, smooth leaves. It is related to chicory.