Licorice

macrophotography of ripening seeds of glycyrrhiza glabra, the liquorice plant

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Synonyms:
Yashtimadhu, Mulethi
Licorice (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • liquorice (Britain, Ireland) (See the usage notes below)

Etymology

From Middle English lycorys, from Old French licoresse, from Late Latin liquiritia, alteration of Ancient Greek γλυκύρριζα (glukúrrhiza): γλυκύς (glukús, sweet) + ῥίζα (rhíza, root) (English glucose, English rhizome). Doublet of glycyrrhiza.

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