Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, from Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukúrrhiza). Some forms are or have been influenced by licour or its etymons.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlikurəs/, /ˈlikuris/, /ˈlikuriːs/

NounEdit

lycorys (uncountable)

  1. Liquorice root (the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  2. Liquorice (the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: licorice, liquorice
  • Scots: liquorie

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