wild licorice

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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“Wild licorice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20licorice. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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