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.
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- 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.
Along the lake shores, large areas are occupied by the reed (Phragmites spp.), cattail (Typha sp.), Erianthus, Tamarix, Halimodendron, and licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.).
Dominant species on solonets soil are: Galatella punctata, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Agropyrum repens, Hordeum brevisubulatum, and others.
Licorice Licorice comes from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a native of southwest Asia.
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;
FLGAMAL, M.H. A. and FAYEZ, M.B. E. (1972) Isolation of formononetin from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. collected locally.
SESHADRI, T.R. and SINGH, R. (1976b) Liqcoumarin, a novel coumarin from Glycyrrhiza glabra.
Part Vl: Roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra L. Tetrahedron, 21, 2109 - 2115.
HULLE, C. Van, BRAEC.MAN, P. and VANDEWALLE, M. (1971) Isolation of two new flavonoids from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra var. typica.