anise

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See also: anisé and a-nise

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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) 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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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-person and third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. 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.