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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Licorice  \Lic"o*rice\  (l[i^]k"[-o]*r[i^]s),  n.  [OE.  licoris 
  through  old  French,  fr  L.  liquiritia  corrupted  fr 
  glycyrrhiza,  Gr  glyky`rriza;  glyky`s  sweet  +  "ri`za  root. 
  Cf  {Glycerin},  {Glycyrrhiza},  {Wort}.]  [Written  also 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Glycyrrhiza}  ({G.  glabra}), 
  the  root  of  which  abounds  with  a  sweet  juice,  and  is  much 
  used  in  demulcent  compositions. 
  2.  The  inspissated  juice  of  licorice  root,  used  as  a 
  confection  and  for  medicinal  purposes. 
  {Licorice  fern}  (Bot.),  a  name  of  several  kinds  of  polypody 
  which  have  rootstocks  of  a  sweetish  flavor. 
  {Licorice  sugar}.  (Chem.)  See  {Glycyrrhizin}. 
  {Licorice  weed}  (Bot.),  the  tropical  plant  {Scapania  dulcis}. 
  {Mountain  licorice}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  clover  ({Trifolium 
  alpinum}),  found  in  the  Alps.  It  has  large  purplish 
  flowers  and  a  sweetish  perennial  rootstock. 
  {Wild  licorice}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  North  American  perennial  herb  {Glycyrrhiza 
  b  Certain  broad-leaved  cleavers  ({Galium  circ[ae]zans} 
  and  {G.  lanceolatum}). 
  c  The  leguminous  climber  {Abrus  precatorius},  whose 
  scarlet  and  black  seeds  are  called  {black-eyed 
  Susans}.  Its  roots  are  used  as  a  substitute  for  those 
  of  true  licorice  ({Glycyrrhiza  glabra}). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  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:  {liquorice},  {Glycyrrhiza 
  2:  a  black  candy  flavored  with  the  dried  root  of  the  licorice 
  plant  [syn:  {liquorice}] 

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