Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The seed of the anise. See anise.
  • noun See anisette.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The seed of the anise; also, a cordial prepared from it.

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  • noun countable and uncountable The seed-like fruit of the anise, used in baking and in the flavouring of liqueurs such as ouzo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Contraction of Middle English anis sed : anis, anise; see anise + sed, seed; see seed.]

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anise +‎ seed

Examples

  • He'd soak small pieces of meat in aniseed oil and stick them in his pockets.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • He'd soak small pieces of meat in aniseed oil and stick them in his pockets.

    Chapter 28

  • Meditatively I smoke a cigarette and sip a pale greenish liquor smelling strongly of aniseed, which isn't half so interesting as a commonplace whiskey and soda, but which, I am told, has the recommendation of being ten times as wicked.

    Quest of the Golden Girl, a Romance

  • Meditatively I smoke a cigarette and sip a pale greenish liquor smelling strongly of aniseed, which is

    The Quest of the Golden Girl

  • A friend of mine recntly made one of these, but with some kind of aniseed liqueur? in it.

    Ricotta Cheesecake | Baking Bites

  • The manufacturers suspect it is because they contain aniseed which is also apparently a key ingredient of Tamiflu.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • The manufacturers suspect it is because they contain aniseed which is also apparently a key ingredient of Tamiflu.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • The manufacturers suspect it is because they contain aniseed which is also apparently a key ingredient of Tamiflu.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • The manufacturers suspect it is because they contain aniseed which is also apparently a key ingredient of Tamiflu.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • The manufacturers suspect it is because they contain aniseed which is also apparently a key ingredient of Tamiflu.

    Whitehaven News headlines

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