Pronunciation: (lik'ur-ish, lik'rish, lik'u-ris), [key]
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. Also,liquorice.
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