glyc·​yr·​rhi·​za ˌglis-ə-ˈrī-zə How to pronounce glycyrrhiza (audio)
capitalized : a genus of widely distributed perennial herbs of the family Leguminosae that have leathery often prickly pods and that include the licorice (G. glabra)
: the dried root of licorice that is a source of extracts used especially to mask unpleasant flavors (as in drugs) or to give a pleasant taste (as to confections)

called also licorice, licorice root

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“Glycyrrhiza.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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