licorice

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, from Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukúrrhiza, sweet root).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.kə.ɹɪʃ/, /ˈlɪ.kɔː.ɹɪʃ/, /ˈlɪ.kɔː.ɹɪs/

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licorice (usually uncountable, plural licorices)

  1. The plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, or sometimes in North America the related American Licorice plant Glycyrrhiza lepidota.
  2. A type of candy made from that plant's dried root or its extract.

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