Definition of Anise plant
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.
Terms within: Anise, Anise Seed, Aniseed
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Pimpinella, Pimpinella
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anise Plant
Literary usage of Anise plant
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1. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"... other esters and apparently a few alcohols, which is also a rare occurrence. Aniseed oil, oleum anisi (Anisol, G.; essence d'anis, F.) The anise plant, ..."
2. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"Pigeons," I said, " are very fond of the odor of the anise-plant, and, if we rub the edges of the pigeon-holes with oil from the anise-seed, ..."