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)
4 : buttonbush
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