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licorice

Noun

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 [syn: liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra]
2 a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant [syn: liquorice]

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English

Pronunciation

  • ˈlɪkəɹɪʃ or \lick-or-ish\; alternatively and less common: \lick-or-is\

Alternative spellings

Noun

  1. A plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra or sometimes in North America the related American Licorice plant Glycyrrhiza lepidota).
  2. A type of candy made from this plant's extract.

Translations

a plant
candy
*Chinese: 歐亞甘草, 欧亚甘草
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