anisey

adjective an·isey \ ˈa-nə-sē \

Definition of anisey

:of, relating to, or resembling anise :having a smell or taste similar to that of fennel or licorice
  • In the South of France the basil plants are bushy, with very small green leaves; these have a stronger, more anisey flavor than the larger leaf plants.
  • —Martha Rose ShulmanGourmet Vegetarian Feasts1987
  • Whereas fennel is slightly anisey with a bitter note, cumin is penetratingly earthy with a sour overtone.
  • —Alice ArndtSeasoning Savvy: How to Cook with Herbs, Spices, and Other Flavorings1999
  • We gnawed so much fennel that to this day I gag at a whiff of that anisey smell, even a pinch flavoring a stew.
  • —Steven PressfieldGates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae2005

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