anise hyssop


: a North American herb (Agastache foeniculum) with an odor like fennel

Word History


probably so called from the aromatic nature of its seeds

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anise hyssop was in 1857

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“Anise hyssop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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