anise

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See also: anisé and a-nise

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English anys, borrowed from Old French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνισον (ánison), from Egyptian jnst.

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Noun[edit]

anise (countable and uncountable, 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, often qualified as "sweet anise" or "wild anise") Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare.
    • 1934, The Gull (Golden Gate Audubon Society), volumes 16-29, page 25:
      [] of the butcherbirds which were perched on the electric wires skirting the road must be nesting birds, and that in the absence of trees or brush they must be nesting in some of the weeds along the highway, mostly anise (Foeniculum vulgare).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although fennel is sometimes referred to as anise (even in books), such usage is considered incorrect and leads to confusion with true anise.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "anise, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1884.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

anise

  1. inflection of aniser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

anise

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of anisar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of anisar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of anisar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of anisar.