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li·quo·rice

 (lĭk′ər-ĭs, -ĭsh)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of licorice.
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liquorice

(ˈlɪkərɪs; -ərɪʃ) or

licorice

n
1. (Plants) a perennial Mediterranean leguminous shrub, Glycyrrhiza glabra, having spikes of pale blue flowers and flat red-brown pods
2. (Cookery) the dried root of this plant, used as a laxative and in confectionery
3. (Pharmacology) the dried root of this plant, used as a laxative and in confectionery
4. (Cookery) a sweet having a liquorice flavour
[C13: via Anglo-Norman and Old French from Late Latin liquirītia, from Latin glycyrrhīza, from Greek glukurrhiza, from glukus sweet + rhiza root]
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lic•o•rice

(ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ, ˈlɪk rɪʃ, ˈlɪk ə rɪs)

n.
1. a Eurasian plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, of the legume family.
2. the sweet-tasting, dried root of this plant or an extract made from it, used in medicine, confectionery, etc.
3. a candy flavored with licorice root.
[1175–1225; Middle English lycorys < Anglo-French < Vulgar Latin *liquiritia, for Latin glycyrrhiza < Greek glykýrriza sweetroot (plant) =glyký(s) sweet + rhíza root1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liquorice - deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leavesliquorice - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza - sticky perennial Eurasian herbs
licorice root - root of licorice used in flavoring e.g. candy and liqueurs and medicines
2.liquorice - a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
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Translations
عِرْق السّوس
lékořice
lakrids
igazi édesgyökér
lakkrís
saldymedis
lakrica
meyan kökü

liquorice

[ˈlɪkərɪs] Nregaliz m, orozuz m
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liquorice

[ˈlɪkərɪs ˈlɪkərɪʃ] n (British)réglisse mfliquorice all-sorts npl (British)bonbons mpl au réglisse or à la réglisseliquor license n (US)licence f de débit de boissonsliquor store (US) nmagasin m de vins et spiritueux
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liquorice

, licorice
n (= plant)Süßholz nt; (= root)Süßholzwurzel f; (= flavouring, sweetmeat)Lakritze f
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liquorice

[ˈlɪkərɪs] nliquirizia
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liquorice

(American) licorice (ˈlikəris) , ((American) -riʃ) noun
a plant with a sweet root, or a black, sticky type of sweet made from it.
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