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Licorice vs. Anise

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Main Difference

The main difference between Licorice and Anise is that the Licorice is a root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a somewhat sweet flavour can be extracted and Anise is a species of plant.

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  • Licorice (noun)

    The plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, or sometimes in North America the related American Licorice plant noshow=1.

  • Licorice (noun)

    A type of root or its extract.

  • Licorice (noun)

    A black colour, named after the licorice.

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  • Anise (noun)

    An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. It has a licorice scent.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Licorice (noun)

    A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (Glycyrrhiza glabra), the root of which abounds with a sweet juice, and is much used in demulcent compositions.

  • Licorice (noun)

    The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a confection and for medicinal purposes.

  • Anise (noun)

    An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.

  • Anise (noun)

    The fruit or seeds of this plant.

Webster Dictionary
  • Licorice (noun)

    deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

  • Licorice (noun)

    a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant

  • Anise (noun)

    native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery

  • Anise (noun)

    liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles

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