Origin of chicory
- Middle English cicoree (from Old French cichoree) French chicorée both from Latin cichorium, cichorēum from Greek kikhoreia pl. diminutive of kikhorā
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French chicorée, from Old French cicoree, from Late Latin *cichōria, from Latin cichōrium, from Ancient Greek κιχώριον.