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Definition of "licorice" []

  • A Mediterranean perennial plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra) having blue flowers, pinnately compound leaves, and a sweet, distinctively flavored root. (noun)
  • The root of this plant, used as a flavoring in candy, liqueurs, tobacco, and medicines. (noun)
  • A confection made from or flavored with the licorice root. (noun)
  • Any of various similar plants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "licorice" in a sentence
  • "I suppose they were playing off of the licorice wheel candies that sort of looked like records, and I do believe I've heard the term licorice pizza as a reference to records, but still this sticker is just plain silly."
  • "It was, but only inasmuch as it was cherry flavoured pipe tobacco, which we were rolling in licorice Rizlas because we found it a bit strong in a full pipeload."
  • ""I had Chucks (shoes) covered in licorice straps, a skirt made of ties covered in black licorice, and my top was licorice allsorts on top of more licorice straps," Saskia said."