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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
anise
noun
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▪ Szechuan peppercorns, star anise and five spice powder.
▪ Crush peppercorns, then combine with star anise and green onions.
▪ The mix of East-West ingredients includes star anise, ginger and soy sauce, jalapenos, potatoes and tomatoes.
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▪ I could smell the fierce immediacy of cinnamon, anise, and fish sauce on the tips of her nails.
▪ Seasonings used in both types include allspice, anise, garlic, and peppers of different kinds.
▪ There are some 150 types of basil, including anise, lemon, cinnamon, mammoth, and purple varieties.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
anise

Apiaceae \Apiaceae\ n. 1. a family of plants bearing flowers in umbels; examples are: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill.

Syn: Umbelliferae, family Umbelliferae, family Apiaceae, carrot family

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.

Wiktionary
anise

n. 1 An umbelliferous plant ((taxlink Pimpinella anisum species noshow=1)) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. It has a licorice scent. 2 (context US English) (l en fennel Fennel)

WordNet
anise
  1. n. native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery [syn: anise plant, Pimpinella anisum]

  2. liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles [syn: aniseed]

Wikipedia
Anise

Anise (; ), also called aniseed, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Its flavor has similarities with some other spices, such as star anise, fennel, and licorice.

Usage examples of "anise".

There be some who do give these tabid or consumptives a certain posset made with lime-water and anise and liquorice and raisins of the sun, and there be other some who do give the juice of craw-fishes boiled in barley-water with chickenbroth, but these be toys, as I do think, and ye shall find as good virtue, nay better, in this syrup of the simple called Maidenhair.

This root, and the flowers, have an odour of anise, which is due to their containing some volatile oil identical with mannite.

The volatile essential oil of Tarragon is chemically identical with that of Anise, and it is found to be sexually stimulating.

It may be disguised by rubbing it with an equal quantity of glycerine and adding one or two drops of oil of anise, cinnamon, or wintergreen.

Buckeye trees were in full pink bloom, and wildflowers and white anise grew along the sides of the road.

Because in the bags, tins, and bottle, malt and sugar, ginger, anise, and salt of hartshorn, honey and beer, pepper and mutton suet are always in readiness.

He rubbed more of the salve between his fingers, until the cool scent of anise spiced the air.

She selected bags of sage leaves and chamomile flowers, ground monkshood rootstock and leaves, then a small sachet of anise flowers.

He hung the ladle on its nail above the hearth and was about to locate some fresh bread when Pitta walked by with a bag of anise seed.

For dessert, you may be offered the silkiest dark-chocolate quenelle with a stylish Asian sauce of saffron, star anise, and cinnamon, or hazelnut cake topped with creme brulee.

The most common spices are star anise, fennel seed, cinnamon, cloves, licorice root, fagara, and ginger.

In the spice shop she crushed leaves of sage and oregano in the palms of her hands for the pure pleasure of smelling them, and bought a handful of cloves, another of star anise, and one each of ginger root and juniper, and she walked away with tears of laughter in her eyes because the smell of the cayenne pepper made her sneeze so much.

There be some who do give these tabid or consumptives a certain posset made with lime-water and anise and liquorice and raisins of the sun, and there be other some who do give the juice of craw-fishes boiled in barley-water with chickenbroth, but these be toys, as I do think, and ye shall find as good virtue, nay better, in this syrup of the simple called Maidenhair.

The autopsy also showed undigested fragments of cake, with cardamom, anise, and nuts, in the stomach.

Perhaps," Baudolino added, inspired by the anise, "one day Alessandria will become the new Constantinople, the third Rome, all towers and basilicas, a wonder of the universe.