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glycyrrhiza


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glycyrrhiza  \Glyc`yr*rhi"za\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?;  ?  sweet  +  ? 
  root.  Cf  {Licorice}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  papilionaceous  herbaceous  plants,  one 
  species  of  which  ({G.  glabra}),  is  the  licorice  plant,  the 
  roots  of  which  have  a  bittersweet  mucilaginous  taste. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  root  of  {Glycyrrhiza  glabra}  (liquorice  root), 
  used  as  a  demulcent,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Glycyrrhiza 
  n  :  sticky  perennial  Eurasian  herbs  [syn:  {Glycyrrhiza},  {genus 
  Glycyrrhiza}] 




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