anise

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Pimpinella anisum

Etymology[edit]

Old French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνισον (anison).

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anise (plural anises)

  1. 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. It has a licorice scent.
  2. (US) Fennel

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although fennel is widely referred to as anise (even in books and articles), such usage is considered incorrect by many.

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Verb[edit]

anise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of aniser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of aniser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of aniser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of aniser
  5. second-person singular imperative of aniser

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