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1. liquorice

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • licorice root
  • genus Glycyrrhiza
  • licorice
  • Glycyrrhiza

Etymology

  • licoresse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • liquiritia (Latin)

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2. liquorice

noun. a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant.

Synonyms

  • licorice
  • confect

Antonyms

  • disassemble

Etymology

  • licoresse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • liquiritia (Latin)

Example sentences of the word liquorice


1. Adjective
Whether you cook fennel in a stir-fry or stew, or serve it fresh in a salad, its sweet, warm, liquorice flavour keeps you coming back for more.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Be careful not to put it in for too long, as the liquorice will melt if you allow it to get hot enough.

3. Adverb
You can soften liquorice after it becomes stale by applying heat evenly to the candy, though this method often only works once.

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