a variety of anisette made especially in spain and latin america.
variant of before a vowel.
any of several black, tropical american cuckoos of the genus crotophaga, having a compressed, bladelike bill.
contemporary examples

anis shivani says the system dominated by executives, publicists, and agents needs to be torn down—to give control to readers.
5 ways to fix book publishing anis shivani july 11, 2013

historical examples

the anise (pimpinella anisum) is largely cultivated in spain, where it is known as anis.
the bible in spain – vol. 2 [of 2] george borrow

anise (anis; pimpinella anīsum), an annual plant of the nat.
the new gresham encyclopedia. vol. 1 part 2 various

anis took up his position on the empty3013 earthen pot, and the grandma commenced a story to amuse the little children.
library of the world’s best literature, ancient and modern, vol. 7 various

it was called great friday, and on that day such as entered the sanctuary of anis received plenary indulgence.
the life of joan of arc, vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) anatole france

as for the handling of myself, i hard it anis weill devysit.
mary queen of scots 1542-1587 various

anis have bulky, short, very compressed beaks, surmounted by a slight and sharp crest.
reptiles and birds louis figuier

anis are fairly abundant in southern texas along the rio grande.
bird guide: land birds east of the rockies chester a. (chester albert) reed

for one night the monster devoured out of the village of anis six hens, a sheep, and a young orphan child called little elo.
penguin island anatole france

just now i was pursued in the village of anis by doughty labourers armed with flails and scythes and pitchforks.
penguin island anatole france

noun (pl) anis
any of several gregarious tropical american birds of the genus crotophaga: family cuculidae (cuckoos). they have a black plumage, long square-tipped tail, and heavily hooked bill

black bird of the cuckoo family, 1829, from spanish or portuguese ani, from tupi.

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