- [Bot] A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza Glycyrrhiza glabra), the root of which abounds with a sweet juice, and is much used in demulcent compositions.
- The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a confection and for medicinal purposes.
Etymology: OE. licoris, through old French, fr. L. liquiritia, corrupted fr. glycyrrhiza, Gr. glyky`rriza; glyky`s sweet + "ri`za root. Cf. Glycerin Glycyrrhiza Wort