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Licorice, European herb (Glycyrrhiza glabra) with blue flowers and lemon yellow roots that contain a juice used as a flavoring. Licorice has long been used to treat sore throats and is often added to medicines to mask disagreeable tastes. It is also widely used to flavor candy.

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