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liquorice

Noun

1 deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots [syn: licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra]
2 a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant [syn: licorice]

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/'lɪkəɽɪʃ/

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

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