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Noun: liquorice  li-ku-ris or li-ku-rish
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: licorice)
  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
    - licorice [N. Amer], Glycyrrhiza glabra
  2. A black candy flavoured with the dried root of the liquorice plant
    - licorice [N. Amer]

Derived forms: liquorices

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

Part of: genus Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza

Encyclopedia: Liquorice