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EtymologyEdit

From Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, from Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukúrrhiza, sweet root).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.k(ə).ɹɪʃ/, /ˈlɪ.k(ə).ɹɪs/

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NounEdit

licorice (usually uncountable, plural licorices)

  1. (countable) The plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, or sometimes in North America the related American Licorice plant Glycyrrhiza lepidota.
  2. (uncountable) A type of candy made from that plant's dried root or its extract.
  3. (countable and uncountable) A black colour, named after the licorice.
    licorice colour:    

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