(Chick"en-breast`ed) a. Having a narrow, projecting chest, caused by forward curvature
of the vertebral column.
(Chick"en-heart`ed) a. Timid; fearful; cowardly. Bunyan.
(Chick"en pox") (Med.) A mild, eruptive disease, generally attacking children only; varicella.
(Chick"ling) n. [Chick + -ling.] A small chick or chicken.
(Chick"-pea`) n. [See Chich.]
1. (Bot.) A Small leguminous plant (Cicer arietinum) of Asia, Africa, and the south of Europe; the chich; the
dwarf pea; the gram.
2. Its nutritious seed, used in cookery, and especially, when roasted as food for travelers in the Eastern
(Chick"weed`) n. (Bot.) The name of several caryophyllaceous weeds, especially Stellaria
media, the seeds and flower buds of which are a favorite food of small birds.
(Chick"y) n. A chicken; used as a diminutive or pet name, especially in calling fowls.
(Chic"o*ry) n. [F. chicorée, earlier also cichorée, L. cichorium, fr. Gr. , , Cf. Succory.]
1. (Bot.) A branching perennial plant (Cichorium Intybus) with bright blue flowers, growing wild in Europe,
Asia, and America; also cultivated for its roots and as a salad plant; succory; wild endive. See Endive.
2. The root, which is roasted for mixing with coffee.
(Chide) v. t. [imp. Chid or Chode (chid Obs.); p. p. Chidden Chid; p. pr. & vb. n. Chiding.]
[AS. cidan; of unknown origin.]
1. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.
Upbraided, chid, and rated at.