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Liquorice or Spanish or Stickali

Sweets

The chewable raw, dried, rhizome (known as Liquorice-Root, Liquorice Wood or Stickali) of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, usually about 1/4ins diameter, 6 ins log, or a preparation made from it and sold in black cylindrical sticks. Liquorice was formerly grown in England in significant quantity, notably around Pontefract.




Cutting liquorice root, and a 'thumper' at work
Images: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk


See:
Coltsfoot Rock
Comfits
Liquorice Allsorts
Liquorice Comfits or Torpedoes
Liquorice or Spanish or Stickali
Pontefract or Pomfret or Pomfrey Cakes
Poor Bens
Victory V





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