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English definition of “liquorice”

liquorice

noun [U] uk 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 a black sweet made from liquorice
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