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Aniseed   /ˈænəsˌid/   Listen

Liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors.  Synonyms: anise, anise seed.

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"Aniseed" Quotes from Famous Books

... Coriander seed two Ounces, Aniseed one ounce, Fennel-seed one ounce, Cloves two ounces, Cinamon one ounce; These must be beaten into a grosse powder, putting into it a little powder of Winter-savoury; if you like it, keep this in a Vial-glasse ...
— The Compleat Cook • Anonymous, given as "W. M."

... did was to pour the contents of several bottles down my throat. I think they must have been taken out at random, for I am sure I tasted aniseed water, anchovy sauce, and salad dressing. Then she put me on the sofa, and, acting on the advice of a pleasant-looking, grey-headed gentleman, whom she called "Mr. Dick," heated a bath for me. After that I was enrobed in a shirt and trousers belonging to Mr. Dick, tied ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol III • Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.

... half a hogshead of the best canary he could procure; two casks of malmsey, each containing twelve gallons; a quarter-cask of Malaga sack; a runlet of muscadine; two small runlets of aqua vitae; twenty gallons of aniseed water; and two eight-gallon runlets of brandy. To this he added six hogsheads of strongly-hopped Kent ale, calculated for keeping, which he placed in a cool cellar, together with three hogsheads of beer, for immediate use. Furthermore, he procured a variety of distilled waters for medicinal ...
— Old Saint Paul's - A Tale of the Plague and the Fire • William Harrison Ainsworth

... covetousness. I stood and gazed in admiration at the roulette board on which, for a sou, according to the spot at which its needle stopped on a circular row of nails, you won a pink poodle made of barley sugar, or a round jar of aniseed sweets, or, much oftener, nothing at all. On a piece of canvas on the ground, rolls of printed calico with red flowers, were displayed to tempt the girls. Close by rose a pile of beechwood clogs, tops and boxwood ...
— The Life of the Fly - With Which are Interspersed Some Chapters of Autobiography • J. Henri Fabre

... are riches which we possess in abundance, and your feasts cannot terminate more agreeably in your quarters than with our Verdun sugar-plums. Besides the exquisite delicacy of their sugar, cinnamon and aniseed, they possess a sweet, fragrant odour like the breeze of the Canaries,—that is to say, like our sincerest attachment for you, of which you will also receive proof. Thus you see, then, the courteous advice ...
— George Washington's Rules of Civility - Traced to their Sources and Restored by Moncure D. Conway • Moncure D. Conway

Words linked to "Aniseed" :   anisette de Bordeaux, seasoner, ouzo, anise plant, Pimpinella anisum, flavourer, seasoning, pastis, absinthe, absinth, anise cookie, Pernod, anisette, flavoring, flavorer, flavouring

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