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Anise  n.  
(Bot.) An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.
The fruit or seeds of this plant.

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"Anise" Quotes from Famous Books

... pupil in persecution. Both are excellent specimens of their Church, because according to that Church they are absolutely blameless. Punctilious in the discharge of all religious duties, they were chaste, sober, frugal, and honest. They made long prayers. They tithed mint, and anise, and cummin. They made clean the outside of the cup and platter. They firmly believed that they were pleasing the Deity they worshipped when they deluged England with blood. The spirit of the Marian martyrs is ...
— The Life of Froude • Herbert Paul

... the boy if the hounds would trail a white man without hurting him, and he said if you put anise seed on their shoes the hounds will trail 'em all right, so we put up a job to have some fun. The boy gave me some anise seed, and told me to put it on the shoes of anybody I wanted trailed, and after they ...
— Peck's Bad Boy at the Circus • George W. Peck

... an unusually good cup of chocolate, just right in warmth, sweetly smelling, and with the play of light on watered silk upon its unctuous surface, and with succulent grilled steak flavoured with anise-seed, which would set Sancho-Tartarin off on the broad grin, and into a laugh that drowned the ...
— Tartarin of Tarascon • Alphonse Daudet

... pigeons were abundant in September and until there were heavy night frosts, when they would leave for milder regions. For several years my father baited pigeons, and caught them in a net. To do this we were in the bough-house by daylight. A wicked advantage was taken by soaking the grain in anise-seed cordial, which made the birds noisy and active, thus attracting other pigeons to the stand. The device of taking pigeons in a net and wringing their necks is a brutal business, as is all slaughtering ...
— Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 • George Boutwell

Words linked to "Anise" :   flavouring, anisette de Bordeaux, anise hyssop, absinthe, star anise, Pernod, seasoner, pastis, herb, Chinese anise, seasoning, aniseed, Pimpinella anisum, anise cookie, anise seed, anise-scented, anise plant, ouzo

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