Glycyrrhiza

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Glycyrrhiza sticky perennial Eurasian herbs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glycyrrhiza (Bot) A genus of papilionaceous herbaceous plants, one species of which (G. glabra), is the licorice plant, the roots of which have a bittersweet mucilaginous taste.
    • Glycyrrhiza (Med) The root of Glycyrrhiza glabraliquorice root), used as a demulcent, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. ; sweet + root. Cf. Licorice

Usage

In literature:

This plant, which in some respects resembles certain species of Glycyrrhiza, appears to be not unfrequent in the southern interior.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Glycyrrhiza thermopsoides frequently presents on the non- flowering stems, a pod-like transformation of the uppermost leaves.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Extract of liquorice, glycyrrhiza glabra.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
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In news:

The root of the glycyrrhiza glabra plant, a legume that sprouts purple and blue flowers.
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