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a cordial or liqueur flavored with aniseed.
Historical Examples

Then too, she had often helped her mother empty a bottle of anisette.
L’Assommoir Emile Zola

Bibi-the-Smoker rose from his seat to fetch her a glass of anisette.
L’Assommoir Emile Zola

The alcoholic strength of liqueurs ranges from close on 80% of alcohol by volume in some kinds of absinthe, to 27% in anisette.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various

He returned to the table and drank a glass of anisette to steady his nerves.
The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke

anisette liqueur may be used in place of the absinthe if more convenient.
The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler

I also gave her some ginger-bread, a handful of bonbons, some Krishnu wine, and some anisette.
The Purple Cloud M.P. Shiel

All that weight of horror, between a good cigar and “a little glass of anisette, monsieur, if you won’t take champagne.”
The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux

Come, we will take a glass of anisette, and talk of something else—your trip, your family.
Balcony Stories Grace E. King

I goin’ mek for you myself one anisette and one café royale ver’ fine.
Roads of Destiny O. Henry

I went to Jerez, with a letter from Pastia to a dealer in anisette whose house was the smugglers’ meeting-place.
Carmen Prosper Merimee

a liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from aniseed

“liqueur flavored with aniseed,” 1837, from French Anisette de Bordeaux, from diminutive of anis (see anise).


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