from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. The root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice root), used as a demulcent, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leguminous perennial herbs, nearly allied to Astragalus, and including a dozen species, which are widely distributed through temperate regions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sticky perennial Eurasian herbs


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  • Traditionally made with little more than wheat flour and molasses, it's flavored with the extract of the Glycyrrhiza glabra root, often along with anise oil.

    A Sweet to Root For

  • Along the lake shores, large areas are occupied by the reed (Phragmites spp.), cattail (Typha sp.), Erianthus, Tamarix, Halimodendron, and licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.).

    Central Asian riparian woodlands

  • Dominant species on solonets soil are: Galatella punctata, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Agropyrum repens, Hordeum brevisubulatum, and others.

    Kazakh forest steppe

  • Licorice Licorice comes from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a native of southwest Asia.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Licorice Glycyrrhiza species is a famous remedy for lung and bronchial infections, including bronchitis.


  • (Glycyrrhiza uralensis); roots and lower stem are used as a buffer in herbal prescriptions, act similar to adrenocortical hormones, and are effective against stomach ulcers and Addison's Disease;

    2. China

  • FLGAMAL, M.H. A. and FAYEZ, M.B. E. (1972) Isolation of formononetin from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. collected locally.

    Chapter 5

  • SESHADRI, T.R. and SINGH, R. (1976b) Liqcoumarin, a novel coumarin from Glycyrrhiza glabra.

    Chapter 5

  • Part Vl: Roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra L. Tetrahedron, 21, 2109 - 2115.

    Chapter 5

  • HULLE, C. Van, BRAEC.MAN, P. and VANDEWALLE, M. (1971) Isolation of two new flavonoids from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra var. typica.

    Chapter 5


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