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LICORICE-ROOT [1 record]

Record 1 2011-12-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Botany
  • Food Additives
  • Pharmacology
DEF

The rhizome of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, which has a gummy texture and a sweet rather astringent flavor, and which is the source of extracts used to mask unpleasant flavors (as of drugs) or to impart pleasing flavors (as to confections or tobacco).

OBS

Used as a flavoring for drugs, beverages, chewing gum, tobacco and candies.

Key term(s)
  • liquorice root
  • licorice-root

French

Domaine(s)
  • Botanique
  • Additifs alimentaires
  • Pharmacologie
DEF

Rhizome (brun en dehors et jaune en dedans) d'une plante dicotylédone herbacée, vivace, employé comme édulcorant et, en thérapeutique, pour préparer des tisanes adoucissantes, pectorales, pour leur action laxative.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Botánica
  • Aditivos alimentarios
  • Farmacología
DEF

Rizoma de la planta llamada regaliz o orozuz.

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