Liquorice meaning

lĭk'ər-ĭs, -ĭsh
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(countable) A leguminous plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet black liquor is extracted and used as a confection or candy and in medicine.
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(uncountable) A type of confection made from liquorice extract.
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Origin of liquorice

  • From Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, from Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukurrhiza, “sweet root").
    From Wiktionary