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ˈæn ɪsanise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anise, anise plant, Pimpinella anisumnoun

    native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery

  2. anise, aniseed, anise seednoun

    liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors


  1. anisenoun

    An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. Has a licorice scent.

  2. Etymology: anis, from anisum, from ἄνισον.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Anisenoun

    A species of apium or parsley, with large sweet scented seeds. This plant is not worth propagating in England for use, because the seeds can be had much better and cheaper from Italy. Philip Miller

    Etymology: anisum, Lat.

    The seed of this plant has a sweetish taste, intermixed with something pungent and bitter, is reputed an aromatick, and prescribed not barely as a carminative against wind, but also as a pectoral, stomachick, and digestive. Ephraim Chambers.

    Ye pay the tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matt. xxv. 25.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anisenoun

    an umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds

  2. Anisenoun

    the fruit or seeds of this plant

  3. Etymology: [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. 'a`nison, 'a`nhqon.]


  1. Anise

    Anise, Pimpinella anisum, also called aniseed, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Its flavor has similarities with some other spices, such as star anise, fennel, and liquorice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anise

    an′is, n. an umbelliferous plant, the aromatic seeds of which are used in making cordials. The anise of Matt. xxiii. 23 (Gr. anēthon) is properly the dill.—ns. An′iseed; Anisette′, a cordial or liqueur prepared from anise seed. [Gr. anison.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Anise

    an umbelliferous plant, the seed of which is used as a carminative and in the preparation of liqueurs.

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  1. IESNA, Siena

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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