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1. An annual, aromatic Mediterranean herb (Pimpinella anisum) in the parsley family, cultivated for its seedlike fruits and the oil obtained from them.
2. The seedlike fruit of this plant, used to flavor foods, liqueurs, and candies. Also called aniseed.
[Middle English anis, from Old French, from Latin anīsum, from Greek annēson, annīson.]
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(Plants) a Mediterranean umbelliferous plant, Pimpinella anisum, having clusters of small yellowish-white flowers and liquorice-flavoured seeds. See aniseed
[C13: from Old French anis, via Latin from Greek anison]
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1. a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish white flowers that yield aniseed.
[1350–1400; Middle English anis < Old French < Latin anīsum < Greek ánīson]
a•nis•ic (əˈnɪs ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||anise - native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||anise - liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors|
anise cookie - cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
ouzo - a Greek liquor flavored with anise
anisette, anisette de Bordeaux - liquorice-flavored usually colorless sweet liqueur made from aniseed
pastis - similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood
Pernod - (registered trademark) a liqueur flavored with anise
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anise[ˈænɪs] N → anís m
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anise[ˈænɪs] n → anis m
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n → Anis m
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