anise plant

noun
native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
Syn: ↑anise, ↑Pimpinella anisum
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Pimpinella, ↑genus Pimpinella
Part Meronyms: ↑anise, ↑aniseed, ↑anise seed

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noun
: an herb (Seseli harveyanum) that has an aroma like anise and that is found chiefly in Australia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • anise seed — noun liquorice flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors • Syn: ↑anise, ↑aniseed • Hypernyms: ↑flavorer, ↑flavourer, ↑flavoring, ↑flavouring, ↑seasoner, ↑seasoning …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anise — • Anise has been, since Wyclif, the rendering of anethon in the English Versions, But this is not accurate. The exact equivalent of the plant anethon is dill, while anise corresponds to the pimpinella anisum Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anise — An ise ([a^]n [i^]s), n. [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. a nison, a nhqon.] 1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant ({Pimpinella anisum}) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anise — (n.) Levantine plant cultivated for its seeds, which were important sources of chemical oils and flavoring, c.1300, from O.Fr. anis (13c.), from L. anisum, from Gk. anison. By the Ancients, somewhat confused with dill …   Etymology dictionary

  • anise — [an′is] n. [ME & OFr anis < L anisum < Gr anison] 1. a plant (Pimpinella anisum) of the umbel family, with small, white or yellow flowers 2. its fragrant seed, used for flavoring and as a medicine for expelling intestinal gas …   English World dictionary

  • Anise — Taxobox name = Anise image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Apiales familia = Apiaceae genus = Pimpinella species = P. anisum binomial = Pimpinella anisum binomial authority = L. [http://cougar …   Wikipedia

  • anise — anisic /euh nis ik/, adj. /an is/, n. 1. a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish white flowers that yield aniseed. 2. aniseed. [1350 1400; ME anis < OF < L anisum < Gk ánison] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anise —    This word is found only in Matt. 23:23. It is the plant commonly known by the name of dill, the Peucedanum graveolens of the botanist. This name dill is derived from a Norse word which means to soothe, the plant having the carminative property …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • anise — [ anɪs] noun 1》 a Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, cultivated for its aromatic seeds (aniseed). [Pimpinella anisum.] 2》 used in names of Asian or American trees or shrubs bearing fruit with an aniseed like odour, e.g. star anise. [Genus …   English new terms dictionary

  • anise — [[t]æ̱nɪs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Anise is a plant with seeds that have a strong smell and taste. It is often made into an alcoholic drink …   English dictionary

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