Origin of anise
Examples from the Web for anise
At first, the taste is bright and mostly of fennel, then it slides into anise, and then fades away with a minty finish.
The potatoes, fennel, anise, and garlic perfectly complement the brininess of the seafood.
Another variation replaces the anise with candied fruits like oranges, pineapples, and figs.
Their flavor is sweet, aromatic, similar to that of the Rose, fennel or anise.American Pomology|J. A. Warder
When double-distilled and flavored with anise, it is called anisado.The Andes and the Amazon|James Orton
One-half pound of sugar, four eggs, one-half pound of flour, and one-half ounce of anise seed.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
Oil of anise and oil of rhodium seem to have no attraction for wild wolves, and are scarcely noticed by those in confinement.Wolf and Coyote Trapping|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Sift flour and add to the egg mixture together with the anise seed.Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for anise
Word Origin for anise
Word Origin and History for anise
Levantine plant cultivated for its seeds, which were important sources of chemical oils and flavoring, c.1300, from Old French anis (13c.), from Latin anisum, from Greek anison. By the Ancients, somewhat confused with dill.