oil of anise

noun
See under aniseed.
Also called anise oil, aniseed oil.


Origin:
1860–65

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aniseed

[an-uh-seed, an-is-seed]
noun
the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of which (anise oil, aniseed oil, oil of anise) is used in the manufacture of anethole, in medicine as a carminative and expectorant, and in cookery and liqueurs for its licoricelike flavor.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English anece seed. See anise, seed

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aniseed (ˈænɪˌsiːd)
 
n
Also called: anise the liquorice-flavoured aromatic seeds of the anise plant, used medicinally for expelling intestinal gas and in cookery as a flavouring, esp in cakes and confections

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Oil of anise is commonly used as flavoring in food and medicine.
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