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Noun: anise  a-nis
  1. Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavouring in cookery
    - anise plant, Pimpinella anisum
  2. Liquorice-flavoured seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
    - aniseed, anise seed

Derived forms: anises

Type of: flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], herb, herbaceous plant, seasoner, seasoning

Part of: absinth, absinthe, anise cookie, anisette, anisette de Bordeaux, genus Pimpinella, ouzo, pastis, Pernod, Pimpinella

Encyclopedia: Anise