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see chicorychicory
or succory
, Mediterannean herb (Cichorium intybus) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), naturalized in North America, where the tall stalks of usually blue flowers are common along waysides and are known as blue-sailors.
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He amused guests with some of the flowers' names, which included nipplewort, swine's succory and Spanish catchfly.
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