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licorice (LIK uhr is, LIK uhr ish) (noun)
A confection made from or flavored with the root of a plant which is used as a flavoring in candy, liqueurs, tobacco, and medicines: The children enjoyed chewing on the strips of licorice which made their tongues black.
lickerish (LIK uhr ish) (adjective)
Greedy, desirous; lecherous: The role in the film was of a lickerish old man and the actor was interested in the part because it would expand his acting experience and reputation.
Ann smacked her lips in a lickerish way in anticipation of the new flavored licorice candy she saw at the candy store.
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