anise plant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anise plant native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
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In literature:

Caraway seeds, anise, coreander, and sage are common garden plants that may be sold as drugs.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
ANISE, an umbelliferous plant, the seed of which is used as a carminative and in the preparation of liqueurs.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood