American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of licorice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See licorice.
- n. countable A leguminous plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet black liquor is extracted and used as a confection and in medicine
- n. uncountable a type of confection made from liquorice extract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See licorice.
- n. a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
- n. 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
- From Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, from Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukurrhiza, "sweet root"). (Wiktionary)
“Tom was a good-natured lad, and, as his master said, very fond of liquorice; but the doctor used to laugh at that (when Tom was not by), saying, "it's very true that Tom cribs my _liquorice_; but I will say this for him, he is very honest about _jalap_ and _rhubarb_, and I have never missed a grain.”
“Tom was a good-natured lad, and, as his master said, very fond of liquorice; but the doctor used to laugh at that (when Tom was not by), saying, "It's very true that Tom cribs my _liquorice_; but I will say this for him, he is very honest about _jalap_ and _rhubarb_, and I have never missed a grain.”
“2 - Ricci brand liquorice is sold in Go Lo stores, Woolworths, and selected chemists.”
“Another solution may be recommended, that of the black liquorice, which is a transparent brown, and naturally hard.”
“And Bézuquet, labelling liquorice and _sirupus gummi_, resembles an old sea-rover of the Barbary coast.”
“The roots afford liquorice, which is extracted in the same manner as that from the true Spanish liquorice plant, the _Glycyrrhiza glabra_.”
“Note other loanwords entering into Latin from Greek that show the same curious loss of g- eg. liquiritia 'liquorice”
“It is often needful to use some soothing, nourishing substance, such as liquorice, boiled with a little camomile, taken, say after meals, while the acid is taken before them: this has an excellent effect.”
“On the beach of the great river they found an abundance of a sweet fragrant root which Mackenzie calls "liquorice".”
“All things considered, I’d still rather that kind of liquorice than the weirdy weirdy sweet stuff you get in the rest of the world, anyday.”
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