wild licorice

variants: less commonly

wild liquorice

Definition of wild licorice

  1. 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. 2 :  indian licorice

  3. 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. 4 :  buttonbush

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