glycyrrhiza


glyc·yr·rhi·za

noun \ˌglis-ə-ˈrī-zə\

Definition of GLYCYRRHIZA

1
capitalized : a genus of widely distributed perennial herbs of the family Leguminosae that have leathery often prickly pods and that include the licorice (G. glabra)
2
: the dried root of licorice that is a source of extracts used especially to mask unpleasant flavors (as in drugs) or to give a pleasant taste (as to confections)—called also licorice, licorice root

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