aniseed

noun
ani·seed | \ˈa-nə(s)-ˌsēd \

Definition of aniseed 

: the seed of anise often used as a flavoring in liqueurs and in cooking

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McCormick also roasted small cubes of eggplant and glazed it with a mixture of orange and lemon juice, honey, aniseed, and orange zest for brightness and sweetness. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Key Ingredient Watch a Beacon Tavern chef make eggplant cake for a sweet-savory dessert," 29 Jan. 2018 Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of ginger and pepper, plus some aniseed and coriander. Washington Post, "Medieval manuscripts and Xmas recipes, abbey library a trove," 24 Dec. 2017 Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of ginger and pepper, plus some aniseed and coriander. Washington Post, "Medieval manuscripts and Xmas recipes, abbey library a trove," 24 Dec. 2017 Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of ginger and pepper, plus some aniseed and coriander. Washington Post, "Medieval manuscripts and Xmas recipes, abbey library a trove," 24 Dec. 2017 Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, a healthy amount of ginger and pepper, plus some aniseed and coriander. David Rising, The Seattle Times, "Medieval manuscripts and Xmas recipes, abbey library a trove," 23 Dec. 2017 The two-week process involves fermenting a mix of sugar or fruit, water, lemon salt and dried yeast before distilling the alcohol and adding aniseed oil and water. Washington Post, "Climbing taxes ferment Turkey’s home-made booze," 26 Oct. 2017 Preparation Toast aniseed in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Bon Appetit, "Pork Chops with Radishes and Charred Scallions," 19 July 2017 Another must-try is the roasted wheat with aniseed and hazelnut for dessert, which goes perfectly with one of the kitchen’s non-alcoholic drinks, such as apple juice kefir or green tea kombucha. Jessica Jungbauer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Eat in Berlin Right Now," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of aniseed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aniseed

Middle English anis seed, from anis + seed

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aniseed

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aniseed

: the seed of the anise plant

aniseed

noun
ani·seed
variants: also aniseseed \ˈan-ə(s)-ˌsēd \

Medical Definition of aniseed 

: the seed of anise often used as a flavoring in liqueurs and in cooking

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