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aniseed

[ an-uh-seed, an-is-seed ]
/ ˈæn əˌsid, ˈæn ɪsˌsid /
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noun
the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of which (anise oil, aniseed oil, oroil of anise ) is used in the manufacture of anethole, in medicine as a carminative and expectorant, and in cookery and liqueurs for its licoricelike flavor.
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Origin of aniseed

First recorded in 1350–1400, aniseed is from Middle English anece seed. See anise, seed
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British Dictionary definitions for aniseed

aniseed
/ (ˈænɪˌsiːd) /

noun
the liquorice-flavoured aromatic seeds of the anise plant, used medicinally for expelling intestinal gas and in cookery as a flavouring, esp in cakes and confectionsAlso called: anise
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