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

  • n. A liqueur flavored with anise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A French alcoholic liqueur flavored with anise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A French cordial or liqueur flavored with anise seeds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cordial or liqueur prepared from the seed of the anise. Sometimes called aniseed.

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

  • n. liquorice-flavored usually colorless sweet liqueur made from aniseed


French, diminutive of anis, anise, from Old French; see anise.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French anisette, from anis +‎ -ette. (Wiktionary)



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