licorice

licorice
licorice [lik′ə rish, lik′rish; ] occas. [ lik′ə ris]
n.
[ME licorys < OFr licorece < LL liquiritia, altered (by assoc. with liquor: see LIQUOR) < L glycyrrhiza < Gr glykys, sweet (see GLYCERIN) + rhiza, ROOT1]
1. a European perennial plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra) of the pea family, with spikes of blue flowers and short, flat pods
2. the dried root of this plant or the black extract made from it, used in medicine, esp. as a vehicle and a diluting agent, or as a flavoring
3. candy flavored with this extract or in imitation of it

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  • Licorice — Lic o*rice (l[i^]k [ o]*r[i^]s), n. [OE. licoris, through old French, fr. L. liquiritia, corrupted fr. glycyrrhiza, Gr. glyky rriza; glyky s sweet + ri za root. Cf. {Glycerin}, {Glycyrrhiza}, {Wort}.] [Written also {liquorice}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • licorice — also liquorice, c.1200, from Anglo Fr. lycoryc, O.Fr. licorece (also recolice), from L.L. liquiritia, alteration of L. glychyrrhiza, from Gk. glykyrrhiza, lit. sweet root, from glykys sweet (see GLUCOSE (Cf. glucose)) + rhiza …   Etymology dictionary

  • licorice — see liquorice …   Modern English usage

  • licorice — (Brit. liquorice) ► NOUN ▪ a sweet, chewy, aromatic black substance made from the juice of a root and used as a sweet and in medicine. ORIGIN Old French licoresse, from Greek glukurrhiza sweet root …   English terms dictionary

  • licorice — /lik euhr ish, lik rish, lik euh ris/, 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… …   Universalium

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  • licorice — SYN: glycyrrhiza. * * * lic·o·rice or chiefly Brit li·quo·rice lik( ə) rish, rəs n 1) a European leguminous plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (G. glabra) with pinnate leaves and spikes of blue flowers 2 a) GLYCYRRHIZA (2) b) an extract of… …   Medical dictionary

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