anise

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noun an·ise \ˈa-nəs\

Definition of anise

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

Origin and Etymology of anise

Middle English anis, from Anglo-French, from Latin anisum, from Greek annēson, anison


First Known Use: 14th century

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ANISE Defined for English Language Learners

anise

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noun an·ise \ˈa-nəs\

Definition of anise for English Language Learners

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


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anise

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noun an·ise \ˈan-əs\

Medical Definition of anise

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


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