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liquorice

[lik-uh-rish, lik-rish, lik-er-is] /ˈlɪk ə rɪʃ, ˈlɪk rɪʃ, ˈlɪk ər ɪs/
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liquorice

/ˈlɪkərɪs; -ərɪʃ/
noun
1.
a perennial Mediterranean leguminous shrub, Glycyrrhiza glabra, having spikes of pale blue flowers and flat red-brown pods
2.
the dried root of this plant, used as a laxative and in confectionery
3.
a sweet having a liquorice flavour
Word Origin
C13: via Anglo-Norman and Old French from Late Latin liquirītia, from Latin glycyrrhīza, from Greek glukurrhiza, from glukus sweet + rhiza root
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n.

chiefly British alternative spelling of licorice.

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