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From Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, alteration of Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukúrrhiza): γλυκύς (glukús, sweet) + ῥίζα (rhíza, root).

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liquorice (countable and uncountable, plural liquorices)

  1. (countable) A leguminous plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet black liquor is extracted and used as a confection or candy and in medicine.
  2. (uncountable) A type of confection made from liquorice extract.

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