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 cooking and liqueurs for its licoricelike flavor.
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How to use aniseed in a sentence
What emerges is then macerated with aniseeds for 24 hours before being distilled a third time.Reinventing the World’s Oldest Spirit for the Modern Drinker | Wayne Curtis | June 7, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Vile aniseed brandy—liquid fire—was sold cheap, and many a man who began the day cool and sober ended it as a raving madman.The Chequers | James Runciman
aniseed is principally used to flavour liqueurs, sweetmeats, and confectionery.
Let her eat aniseed biscuits instead of bread, and roast meat instead of boiled.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
The cavalcades were incessant and indefatigable in directing showers of almonds, caramels, and aniseed at the windows.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 | Armando Palacio Valds
In his pocket was a quart bottle, and his clothes reeked with the scent of wild aniseed.The Keepers of the King's Peace | Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for aniseed
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 confections: Also called: anise
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