Closeup of freshly harvested chicory roots dumped in a pile and waiting for transport to the inulin factory.

Cichorium intybus var. sativum

Chicory (Wiktionary)



From Late Middle English cicoree, cicory, cicorea, sicory, sycory (common chicory (Cichorium intybus); heliotrope), from Old French cicoree (modern French chicorée (common chicory; endive; coffee substitute made from common chicory)), or directly from its etymon Medieval Latin cicorea, cichorea, *cichōria, from Latin cichorium, cichoreum (common chicory; endive), from

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