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Noun: licorice  li-ku-ris or li-ku-rish
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: liquorice)
  1. Deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
    - liquorice [Brit, Cdn], Glycyrrhiza glabra
     
  2. A black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
    - liquorice [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: licorices

Type of: candy, confect, herb, herbaceous plant, lolly [Austral, NZ], sweet [Brit], sweetie [Brit, informal]

Part of: genus Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza

Encyclopedia: Licorice