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anise (plural anises)
- 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.
- (US) Fennel
- Although fennel is widely referred to as anise (even in books and articles), such usage is considered incorrect by many.
fennel — see fennel
- ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "anise, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1884.
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