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[an-uh-seed, an-is-seed] /ˈæn əˌsid, ˈæn ɪsˌsid/
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.
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

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


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