[an-uh-set, -zet, an-uh-set, -zet]
- a cordial or liqueur flavored with aniseed.
Origin of anisette
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Examples from the Web for anisette
Bibi-the-Smoker rose from his seat to fetch her a glass of anisette.
Then too, she had often helped her mother empty a bottle of anisette.
He returned to the table and drank a glass of anisette to steady his nerves.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
I goin' mek for you myself one anisette and one café royale ver' fine.Roads of Destiny
I also gave her some ginger-bread, a handful of bonbons, some Krishnu wine, and some anisette.The Purple Cloud
- a liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from aniseed
C19: from French; see anise, -ette
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Word Origin and History for anisette
"liqueur flavored with aniseed," 1837, from French Anisette de Bordeaux, from diminutive of anis (see anise).
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