Anise meaning

ănĭs
An annual, aromatic Mediterranean herb (Pimpinella anisum) in the parsley family, cultivated for its seedlike fruits and the oil obtained from them.
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The seedlike fruit of this plant, used to flavor foods, liqueurs, and candies.
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A plant (Pimpinella anisum) of the umbel family, with small, white or yellow flowers.
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Its fragrant seed, used for flavoring and as a medicine for expelling intestinal gas.
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An annual, aromatic Mediterranean herb ( Pimpinella anisum ) in the parsley family, cultivated for its seedlike fruits and the oil obtained from them.
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The seedlike fruit of this plant, used to flavor foods, liqueurs, and candies.
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An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. It has a licorice scent.
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(US) Fennel.
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Origin of anise

  • Middle English anis from Old French from Latin anīsum from Greek annēson, annīson

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνισον (anison).

    From Wiktionary