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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Glycyrrhiza, genus Glycyrrhiza(noun)

    sticky perennial Eurasian herbs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glycyrrhiza(noun)

    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

  2. Glycyrrhiza(noun)

    the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice root), used as a demulcent, etc

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. ; sweet + root. Cf. Licorice.]


  1. Glycyrrhiza

    Glycyrrhiza is a genus of about 18 accepted species in the legume family, with a subcosmopolitan distribution in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. The genus is best known for liquorice, G. glabra, a species native to the Mediterranean region, from which the confectionary liquorice is produced. Very little G. glabra is grown in North America, but American Licorice G. lepidota is a common native species there. Russian Liquorice and Chinese Liquorice are also cultivated, the latter being important in traditional Chinese medicine. Also known by following names in these languages: Hindi – mulethi, Sanskrit – yastimadhu, Gujarati name – jethimadh.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Glycyrrhiza

    A genus of leguminous herbs or shrubs whose roots yield GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID and its derivatives, CARBENOXOLONE for example. Licorice toxicity is manifested as hypokalemia, low blood potassium. Licorice is used as flavoring and aromatic in pharmaceuticals and as candy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycyrrhiza in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycyrrhiza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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