Definitions for: Anise

[n] liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles
[n] native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery

Webster (1913) Definition: An"ise ([a^]n"[i^]s), n. [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum,
anethum, fr. Gr. 'a`nison, 'a`nhqon.]
1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum)
growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain,
Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.

2. The fruit or seeds of this plant.

Synonyms: anise plant, aniseed, Pimpinella anisum

See Also: absinth, absinthe, anise, anise, anise cookie, anise plant, aniseed, anisette, anisette de Bordeaux, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, genus Pimpinella, herb, herbaceous plant, ouzo, pastis, Pernod, Pimpinella, Pimpinella anisum, seasoner, seasoning

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