suikerij

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sukereye, a folk etymological interpretation of chicorei, from Old French cicoree, from Late Latin *cichōria, from Latin cichōrium, from Ancient Greek κιχώριον (kikhṓrion). Forms doublets with chicorei and cichorei. Synchronically equivalent to suiker (sugar) +‎ -ij (a suffix that forms abstract nouns).

Cognate to English chicory and succory, the latter being a borrowing from the same Middle Dutch source.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

suikerij f (plural suikerijen, diminutive suikerijtje n)

  1. a chicory plant
  2. a coffee substitute from the chicory plant

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