Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
  2. (noun, plant) 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

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Synonyms of Liquorice

glycyrrhiza glabra, licorice

Alternate forms of Liquorice

Hypernyms: candy, confect, herb, herbaceous plant

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