Fennel water


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fennel water (Med) the distilled water of fennel seed. It is stimulant and carminative.
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In literature:

Drink water scented with fennel, sherbet.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Blanch some fennel in salted water.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Oil of fennel, a pale yellow liquid, with a sweetish aromatic odor and flavor, is distilled with water.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains

In poetry:

And as it mantling passes round,
With fennel is it wreathed and crowned,
Whose seed and foliage sun-imbrowned
Are in its waters steeped and drowned,
And give a bitter taste.
"The Goblet Of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow