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anisette

[an-uh-set, -zet, an-uh-set, -zet] /ˌæn əˈsɛt, -ˈzɛt, ˈæn əˌsɛt, -ˌzɛt/
noun
1.
a cordial or liqueur flavored with aniseed.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French, short for anisette de Bordeaux. See anise, -ette
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  • On a plywood buffet table sat platters of fried chicken and sliced watermelon, and bottles of anisette.
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anisette

/ˌænɪˈzɛt; -ˈsɛt/
noun
1.
a liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from aniseed
Word Origin
C19: from French; see anise, -ette
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Word Origin and History for anisette
n.

"liqueur flavored with aniseed," 1837, from French Anisette de Bordeaux, from diminutive of anis (see anise).

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