Aniseed



the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of which (anise oil, aniseed oil, oil of anise) is used in the manufacture of anethole, in medicine as a carminative and expectorant, and in cookery and liqueurs for its licoricelike flavor.
Historical Examples

We were anxious, too, to taste the national drink, which has the alias of “anise” and is made from crushed sugar-cane and aniseed.
The American Egypt Channing Arnold

For hot waters, aniseed water is the best; but use it sparingly.
A Source Book in American History to 1787 Various

As I noticed the smell of aniseed, I accepted the offer at once.
Chatterbox, 1905. Various

The adulteration is not readily detected by the uninitiated, owing to the strong odour of aniseed; but readily by the microscope.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Already a man had been over the field pulling along the ground a little bag of aniseed, and now the hunt was about to start.
The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve

A mixture of one part of oil of aniseed with three or four of balsam of sulphur is usually sold for it.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Illicie, the aniseed tribe; and Magnolie, the Magnolia tribe.
Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon

Oil of aniseed is obtained by distillation from the fruit, and 1,544 lbs.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

A few drops of oil of aniseed will improve this dreadful concoction.
Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do Anonymous

Its flavour is not unlike that of aniseed, though less pungent.
History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

noun
the liquorice-flavoured aromatic seeds of the anise plant, used medicinally for expelling intestinal gas and in cookery as a flavouring, esp in cakes and confections Also called anise
n.

late 14c., a contraction of anise seed (n.).

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