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oil of anise

noun
1.
See under aniseed.
Also called anise oil, aniseed oil.
Origin of oil of anise
1860-1865
1860-65

aniseed

[an-uh-seed, an-is-seed] /ˈæn əˌsid, ˈæn ɪsˌsid/
noun
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for oil-of-anise

aniseed

/ˈænɪˌsiːd/
noun
1.
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 Also called anise
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Word Origin and History for oil-of-anise

aniseed

n.

late 14c., a contraction of anise seed (n.).

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