Definition of Anise

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

Exact synonyms: Anise Plant, Pimpinella Anisum
Terms within: Anise Seed, Aniseed
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Pimpinella, Pimpinella



2. Noun. Liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors.

Definition of Anise

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

Definition of Anise

1. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anise

1. a North African plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anise

1. 1. An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc, for its carminative and aromatic seeds. 2. The fruit or seeds of this plant. Origin: OE. Anys, F. Anis, L. Anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anise

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Literary usage of Anise

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1. American Druggist (1889)
"Oils of Cassia and anise. SOME important particulars with regard to what (according to the writers) appears to be becoming the general practice of ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"The most esteemed anise is that of Crete, and, next to it, that of Egypt. ... Parched anise purges off phlegm from the chest, and, if taken with honey, ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"Oil of Star-anise. From the seeds of Illicium anisatum. ... Smells and tastes like anise. Dissolves readily in alcohol and ether. (Meissner, Alman. ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"The fruit of anise (Pimpinella Anisum L.), the anise "seed" of commerce, ... anise oil is an ingredient of various medicinal preparations (paregoric, etc. ..."

5. The American Journal of Clinical Medicine (1906)
"But be this as it may, anise is *& present not employed as a ... 115, in which he endeavors to reestablish the reputation of anise as a stimu-. lant to ..."

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