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Anise   /ˈænəs/   Listen

Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery.  Synonyms: anise plant, Pimpinella anisum.
Liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors.  Synonyms: anise seed, aniseed.

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"Anise" Quotes from Famous Books

... some coarse grass which was in full seed, and therefore very nourishing for the horses; also abundance of anise and sow- thistle, of which they are extravagantly fond, so we turned them loose and prepared to camp. Everything was soaking wet and we were half-perished with cold; indeed we were very uncomfortable. There was brushwood about, but we could get no fire till ...
— Erewhon • Samuel Butler

... gradually as much of the flour that is needed to be able to handle at once. Take onto a floured board and using rest of flour kneed and roll about half an inch thick and cut with small round cutters. Now brush flat tins with melted wax, strew anise seed over and place the cakes half an inch apart. Let stand over night, then bake a golden color. They will look as ...
— Stevenson Memorial Cook Book • Various

... in a rare degree of this wonderful open-air quality as a writer that constrains us in our generation to condone any offences against the mint and anise and cummin decrees of literary infallibility that Borrow may have from time to time committed. And when it is realised, in addition, what a unique knowledge he possessed of the daily life, the traditions, the folk-lore, and ...
— Isopel Berners - The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825 • George Borrow

... spices have from time immemorial given flavor to man's diet. "Leeks and garlic," "anise and cumin," "salt and pepper," "curry and bean cheese," are built into the very life of a people. The more variety of natural foods we have the less dependent we are upon such things. Our modern cooks, confronted in the present crisis with restrictions in the number of foods which ...
— Everyday Foods in War Time • Mary Swartz Rose

... from the oil of anise—from seeds of the anise plant. It is a stimulant, but we use it mainly as a condiment. If it is harmless for the Salariki it ought to be a bigger bargaining point than any perfumes or spices, I-S can import. And remember, with their unlimited capital, they can ...
— Plague Ship • Andre Norton

Words linked to "Anise" :   anise tree, Pernod, flavoring, genus Pimpinella, herbaceous plant, pastis, seasoner, seasoning, Pimpinella, flavouring, flavorer, ouzo, herb, absinth, absinthe, flavourer, anise plant

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