anisette

[ an-uh-set, -zet, an-uh-set, -zet ]
/ ˌæn əˈsɛt, -ˈzɛt, ˈæn əˌsɛt, -ˌzɛt /
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noun

a cordial or liqueur flavored with aniseed.

Nearby words

  1. anisaldehyde,
  2. anise,
  3. anise camphor,
  4. aniseed,
  5. aniseikonia,
  6. aniso-,
  7. anisoaccommodation,
  8. anisocarpic,
  9. anisocercal,
  10. anisochromatic

Origin of anisette

1830–40; < French, short for anisette de Bordeaux. See anise, -ette

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British Dictionary definitions for anisette

anisette

/ (ˌænɪˈzɛt, -ˈsɛt) /

noun

a liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from aniseed

Word Origin for anisette

C19: from French; see anise, -ette

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Word Origin and History for anisette

anisette

n.

"liqueur flavored with aniseed," 1837, from French Anisette de Bordeaux, from diminutive of anis (see anise).

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