[lik-er-ish, lik-rish, lik-uh-ris] /ˈlɪk ər ɪʃ, ˈlɪk rɪʃ, ˈlɪk ə rɪs/
a Eurasian plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra, of the legume family.
the sweet-tasting, dried root of this plant or an extract made from it, used in medicine, confectionery, etc.
a candy flavored with licorice root.
any of various related or similar plants.
the usual US and Canadian spelling of liquorice
also liquorice, c.1200, from Anglo-French lycoryc, Old French licorece (also recolice), from Late Latin liquiritia, alteration of Latin glychyrrhiza, from Greek glykyrrhiza, literally “sweet root,” from glykys “sweet” (see glucose) + rhiza “root” (see radish); form influenced in Latin by liquere “become fluid,” because of the method of extracting the sweet stuff from the root. French réglisse, Italian regolizia are the same word, with metathesis of -l- and -r-.
noun, Slang. 1. a clarinet. noun phrase The clarinet (1930s+ Jive talk)
[lik-ter] /ˈlɪk tər/ noun 1. (in ancient Rome) one of a body of attendants on chief magistrates, who preceded them carrying the fasces and whose duties included executing the sentences of criminals. /ˈlɪktə/ noun 1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials, usually bearing fasces, who attended magistrates, etc n. late 14c., from Latin […]
[lahy-dahr] /ˈlaɪ dɑr/ noun, Electronics, Optics. 1. a device similar to radar in principle and operation but using infrared laser light instead of radio waves and capable of detecting particles and varying physical conditions in the atmosphere. lidar (lī’där) light detecting and ranging (laser radar)
[lid] /lɪd/ noun 1. a removable or hinged cover for closing the opening, usually at the top, of a pot, jar, trunk, etc.; a movable cover. 2. an eyelid. 3. a restraint, ceiling, or curb, as on prices or news. 4. Slang. a hat, cap, or other head covering. 5. 6. Slang. one ounce of […]