- a Eurasian plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, of the legume family.
- the sweet-tasting, dried root of this plant or an extract made from it, used in medicine, confectionery, etc.
- a candy flavored with licorice root.
- any of various related or similar plants.
Origin of licorice
Examples from the Web for licorice
Contemporary Examples of licorice
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Historical Examples of licorice
Or a "pay back sperrit" as Licorice Stick might have called him.
No "sperrit" of Licorice Stick's acquaintance had ever cast a spell like this.
"I done gone make no fools of you, no how:" Licorice Stick exclaimed.
Licorice Stick's encounters with "sperrits" had never brought him a cent.
What had she heard that, if it were known, would cost Abraham and Licorice their lives?Earl Hubert's Daughter
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- the usual US and Canadian spelling of liquorice
Word Origin and History for licorice
also liquorice, c.1200, from Anglo-French lycoryc, Old French licorece (also recolice), from Late Latin liquiritia, alteration of Latin glychyrrhiza, from Greek glykyrrhiza, literally "sweet root," from glykys "sweet" (see glucose) + rhiza "root" (see radish); form influenced in Latin by liquere "become fluid," because of the method of extracting the sweet stuff from the root. French réglisse, Italian regolizia are the same word, with metathesis of -l- and -r-.