liquorice

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liquorice or (US and Canadian) licorice (ˈlɪkərɪs, -ərɪʃ, ˈlɪkərɪs, -ərɪʃ)
 
n
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
 
[C13: via Anglo-Norman and Old French from Late Latin liquirītia, from Latin glycyrrhīza, from Greek glukurrhiza, from glukus sweet + rhiza root]
 
licorice or (US and Canadian) licorice
 
n
 
[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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