Glycyrrhiza
Glycyrrhiza Glyc`yr*rhi"za, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? sweet + ? root. Cf. {Licorice}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) The root of {Glycyrrhiza glabra} (liquorice root), used as a demulcent, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Glycyrrhīza — (G. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Loteae Galegeae, Diadelphie, Dekandrie L.; Arten: G. glabra, in Deutschland u. bes. in Franken häufig angebaute Pflanze mit langer, kriechender Wurzel (Glycyrrhizae radix), s. Süßholz; G …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Glycyrrhīza — L. (Süßholz), Gattung der Leguminosen, ausdauernde, oft drüsig behaarte Kräuter oder Halbsträucher mit unpaarig gefiederten Blättern, meist zahlreichen, ganzrandigen oder drüsig gezähnelten Blättchen, Blüten in achselständigen, sitzenden oder… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • GLYCYRRHIZA — Graece γλυκύῤῥιζα, h. e. radrx dulcis, alias Σκυθική ῥίζα, Scythica radix, uno nomine Σκύθιον, quod in Scythia, circa Maeotim paludem plurima nasceretur; radix est rota lignea, coloris buxei plane et pallidi, cuius ligno ξανθίζεςθαι τάς γυναῖκας… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Glycyrrhiza — Süßhölzer Süßholz (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Systematik Ordnung: Schmetterlingsblütenartige (Fabales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glycyrrhiza —   Glycyrrhiza G. glabra …   Wikipedia Español

  • Glycyrrhiza — Taxobox name = Glycyrrhiza image width = 240px image caption = Glycyrrhiza glabra regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Galegeae genus = Glycyrrhiza… …   Wikipedia

  • Glycyrrhiza — noun sticky perennial Eurasian herbs • Syn: ↑genus Glycyrrhiza • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glycyrrhiza — ID 37616 Symbol Key GLYCY Common Name licorice Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Glycyrrhiza — …   Википедия

  • glycyrrhiza — The dried rhizome and root of G. glabra (family Leguminoseae) and allied species; a demulcent, mild laxative, and expectorant; also used to disguise the taste of other remedies; its action appears to depend upon glycyrrhizic acid, a salt… …   Medical dictionary

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