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n. - Liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles; Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery.

Usage examples (36)
  • With a bunch of lovely garlic ramps and some baby anise from the Union Square market.
  • - Sra of When My Soup Came Alive made a yummy vegetarian dish: Mixed Vegetable Curry, in which anise is included in the spice mixture
  • Fennel provides the single most distinctive flavor in Italian sausage and it's often described as anise-like.
  • By distillation the fruit yields the volatile oil of anise, which is useful in the treatment of flatulence and colic in children. for more
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