- the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of which (anise oil, aniseed oil, oil 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.
Origin of aniseed
Examples from the Web for aniseed
Historical Examples of aniseed
Her little weakness, aniseed, did not make her vicious, but just.The Fortune of the Rougons
As I noticed the smell of aniseed, I accepted the offer at once.Chatterbox, 1905.
He gave him the little bottle of aniseed, opening it as he did so.Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)
F. Marion Crawford
Oil of aniseed, spread on the bait, will attract them into a trap.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
Illicie, the Aniseed tribe; and Magnolie, the Magnolia tribe.Botany for Ladies
- 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