What does the word licorice mean?

Usage examples for licorice

  1. It was licorice root made into a drink. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  2. Does the fellow deal in licorice root? – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. There are several million dollars in store for the man who will manufacture handles that are toothsome- say of licorice, cinnamon, or sassafras wood, or of some composition agreeable to the palate. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck