[lik-uh-rish, lik-rish, lik-er-is]
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Examples from the Web for liquorice
No word had been spoken by Mr. Zancig after my wife had whispered the word "Liquorice."Telepathy
W. W. Baggally
But the husbandman said, with a sour look, "It's like liquorice syrup."Bouvard and Pcuchet
Saffron and liquorice are in this case more hurtful than useful.The Natural History of Cage Birds
J. M. Bechstein
From extract of liquorice and gum Arabic, of each 11⁄2 oz.; sugar, 17 oz.
Myrrh mixture is sometimes substituted for decoction of liquorice.
US and Canadian licorice
- a perennial Mediterranean leguminous shrub, Glycyrrhiza glabra, having spikes of pale blue flowers and flat red-brown pods
- the dried root of this plant, used as a laxative and in confectionery
- 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
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Word Origin and History for liquorice
chiefly British alternative spelling of licorice.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper