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Definition of "anise" []

  • An annual, aromatic Mediterranean herb (Pimpinella anisum) in the parsley family, cultivated for its seedlike fruits and the oil obtained from them and used to flavor foods, liqueurs, and candies. (noun)
  • Anise seed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anise" in a sentence
  • "With a bunch of lovely garlic ramps and some baby anise from the Union Square market."
  • "* Make a dish, baked good, or beverage in which anise is used."
  • "- Sra of When My Soup Came Alive made a yummy vegetarian dish: Mixed Vegetable Curry, in which anise is included in the spice mixture"