anise plant


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Noun1.anise plant - native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookeryanise plant - native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
anise seed, aniseed, anise - liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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More than just a source of flavoring for sweets or liqueurs, the anise plant, Pimpinella sp.
The Chinese star anise plant which produces an acid used in the manufacture of Tamiflu, the only drug shown to be effective in treating bird flu
The Chinese star anise plant (left) produces an acid used in the making of anti-bird flu vaccine.