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Meaning of ANISE

Pronunciation:  'anis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles
  2. [n]  native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery

ANISE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anise plant, aniseed, Pimpinella anisum
 See Also: absinth, absinthe, anise, anise, anise cookie, anise plant, aniseed, anisette, anisette de Bordeaux, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, genus Pimpinella, herb, herbaceous plant, ouzo, pastis, Pernod, Pimpinella, Pimpinella anisum, seasoner, seasoning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"ise\ ([a^]n"[i^]s), n. [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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

This word is found only in Matt. 23:23. It is the plant commonly known by the name of dill, the Peucedanum graveolens of the botanist. This name dill is derived from a Norse word which means to soothe, the plant having the carminative property of allaying pain. The common dill, the Anethum graveolens, is an annual growing wild in the cornfields of Spain and Portugal and the south of Europe generally. There is also a species of dill cultivated in Eastern countries known by the name of shubit. It was this species of garden plant of which the Pharisees were in the habit of paying tithes. The Talmud requires that the seeds, leaves, and stem of dill shall pay tithes. It is an umbelliferous plant, very like the caraway, its leaves, which are aromatic, being used in soups and pickles. The proper anise is the Pimpinella anisum.