Meaning of licorice

lic•o•rice

Pronunciation: (lik'ur-ish, lik'rish, lik'u-ris), [key]
— n.
  1. a Eurasian plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, of the legume family.
  2. the sweet-tasting, dried root of this plant or an extract made from it, used in medicine, confectionery, etc.
  3. a candy flavored with licorice root.
  4. any of various related or similar plants.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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