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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Anise \An"ise\ ([a^]n"[i^]s), noun [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. 'a'nison, 'a'nhqon.]

1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant ({Pimpinella anisum}) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.

2. The fruit or seeds of this plant.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Apiaceae \Apiaceae\ prop. n. A natural family of plants bearing flowers in umbels; examples are: {parsley}; {carrot}; {anise}; {caraway}; {celery}; {dill}.

Syn: Umbelliferae, family {Umbelliferae}, family {Apiaceae}, carrot family [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

anise

noun

1: 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}, {anise plant}, {Pimpinella anisum}]

2: liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors [syn: {anise}, {aniseed}, {anise seed}]


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