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English definition of “liquorice”

liquorice

noun [U] UK (US licorice)     /ˈlɪk.ər.ɪs/ /-ɪʃ/ US  /-ɚ-/
the dried root of a Mediterranean plant , used in medicines and to give flavour to food , especially sweets Common plantsSweet flavours a black sweet made from liquoriceSweets
(Definition of liquorice noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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