HyperDic: licorice

English > 2 senses of the word licorice:
NOUNplantlicorice, liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabradeep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves
foodlicorice, liquoricea black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
licorice > pronunciation
Soundslih'kerihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > licorice: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningdeep-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.
Synonymsliquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra
Member ofGlycyrrhiza, genus Glycyrrhizasticky perennial Eurasian herbs
Partslicorice rootroot of licorice used in flavoring e.g. candy and liqueurs and medicines
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishglycyrrhiza glabra, regaliz
Catalanglycyrrhiza glabra, pega dolça, regalèssia
English > licorice: 2 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant.
Synonymliquorice
Broadercandy, confectA rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
Spanishalcazuz, orozuz, regaliz
Catalanpega dolça, regalèssia

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