radicchio

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian radicchio.

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radicchio (plural radicchios)

  1. A cultivar of chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) with red leaves and a slightly bitter taste, eaten as a salad vegetable or grilled.
    Synonym: Italian chicory
    • 1997, Ian McEwan, Enduring Love, Vintage, published 1998, page 163:
      In memory, all the food they brought us first was red: the bresaola, the fat tongues of roasted peppers laid on goat's cheese, the radicchio, the white china bowl of radish coronets.
    • 2012, Marie Iannotti, The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables, Timber Press, →ISBN, page 190:
      Radicchio is a savory green that adds sharpness and substance to salads and side dishes.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *radiclus, contracted form of radiculus, from Latin rādīcula (little root), from rādīx (whence also Italian radice (root)). Compare Romanian ridiche.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raˈdik.kjo/
  • Rhymes: -ikkjo
  • Hyphenation: ra‧dìc‧chio

Noun[edit]

radicchio m (plural radicchi)

  1. raddichio (Cichorium intybus)
    Hypernym: cicoria

Descendants[edit]

  • English: radicchio
  • German: Radicchio
  • Ottoman Turkish: رادیكیه(radikiye)

Further reading[edit]

  • radicchio in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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