(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").
Liquorice Sentence Examples
Sumach, liquorice and madder are also grown in the south.
Liquorice was largely grown as early as 1700-1701, when the corporation prohibited the sale of buds or sets of the plant.
Endless masses of tall weeds, belonging to a few species, cover the face of the country - large Cruciferae, Cynareae and Umbelliferae - also large quantities of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and echinata) and Lagonychium, and the white ears of the Imperata.
Liquorice also is collected and exported.
The most important vegetable productions are - cereals, cotton, gum tragacanth, liquorice, olive oil, opium, rice, saffron, salep, tobacco and yellow berries.