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aniseed Line breaks: ani|seed
Pronunciation: /ˈanɪsiːd/

Definition of aniseed in English:


[mass noun]
The seed of the anise, used in cooking and herbal medicine: almond cakes which were sweetened with aniseed [as modifier]: aniseed balls
More example sentences
  • As in many countries of the region, the favoured drink is the strong aniseed flavoured spirit, Arak, which I have to admit goes well with the many mixed dishes of the ‘Mezze’.
  • Broadly they fall into two camps: French or Bohemian, depending on whether they cloud and whether they taste predominantly of aniseed.
  • Concentrated, full, rich and velvety, this nicely structured, complex red has cherry, cloves, vanilla, pepper and aniseed in abundance.


Late Middle English: from anise + seed.

Words that rhyme with aniseed

oilseed • birdseed • ragweed
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