wild licorice

noun

variants or less commonly wild liquorice
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)
4

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“Wild licorice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20licorice. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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