licorice licorice  /ˈlɪ kə rɪʃ/


  1. (n) deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
  2. (n) a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant


  1. One problem: Americans, who like ice in their drinks, will discover that it congeals the licorice into a gooey glob.
  2. The dry gin blends 10 botanicals including almonds, Seville orange peel and licorice root; while the vodka gives off a sweet, buttery vapor.
  3. They came with cubes of chili aspic with chocolate, sauces of licorice, and a host of strange powders, geles, foams and blossoms.


  1. Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, June 15, 2013

    Fact: Former pitcher Turk Wendell used to brush his teeth and chew licorice between every inning. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Man of Steel: Super Man … or Human God?

    Being Superman was so cool; that’s what decades of comics-reading boys thought. Outracing a locomotive, bending steel like licorice, leaping tall buildings, flying around saving people and sneaking into phone booths to slip out of your civvies and into your form-fitting red-and-blue outfit, with a cape as a manly fashion flourish. Sure, Lois Lane, the cutie-pie on the school newspaper, pretends ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  3. Wine pick: The Eyrie Vineyards' 'Original Vines' Dundee Hills Pinot Gris

    This old-vines vintage has a creamy nose and palate, with notes of licorice, fennel and buttercups.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Oregonian


  1. "I used to be a Vienna sausage, and now I'm fat-free licorice," says fitness guru Richard Simmons.
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Richard Simmons Source: Tampa Tribune

  2. When asked about the Dead's fan base, Garcia responded, "Deadheads are kinda like people who like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but people who like licorice, really like licorice."
    on Jan 20, 2006 By: Jerry Garcia Source: Earvolution (blog)

  3. Robinson said, it was like working with "licorice-flavored pizza dough."
    on Jul 10, 2004 By: Stephen Robinson Source: Capital News 9

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