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anise

[ an-is ]
/ ˈæn ɪs /
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noun
a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish-white flowers that yield aniseed.
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Origin of anise

1350–1400; Middle English anis<Old French <Latin anīsum<Greek ánīson

OTHER WORDS FROM anise

a·nis·ic [uh-nis-ik], /əˈnɪs ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anise

anise
/ (ˈænɪs) /

noun
a Mediterranean umbelliferous plant, Pimpinella anisum, having clusters of small yellowish-white flowers and liquorice-flavoured seedsSee aniseed

Word Origin for anise

C13: from Old French anis, via Latin from Greek anison
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