wild licorice

noun
variants: or less commonly wild liquorice

Definition of wild licorice 

1 : a North American herb (Glycyrrhiza lepidota) that is closely related to the true licorice and has a root with similar properties

called also American licorice

2 : indian licorice

3 : any of several plants with sweetish roots: such as

a : either of two bedstraws (Galium circaezans and G. lanceolatum)

b : an Australian germander (Teucrium corymbosum)

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