noun an·ise \ˈa-nəs\

: a plant with seeds that are used in cooking and to flavor candies and alcoholic drinks

Full Definition of ANISE

:  a Eurasian annual herb (Pimpinella anisum) of the carrot family having carminative and aromatic seeds; also :  aniseed

Origin of ANISE

Middle English anis, from Anglo-French, from Latin anisum, from Greek annēson, anison
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Rhymes with ANISE

Medical Dictionary


noun an·ise \ˈan-əs\

Medical Definition of ANISE

:  an herb (Pimpinella anisum) of the family Umbelliferae having carminative and aromatic seeds; also :  aniseed


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