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anisette

Line breaks: an¦is|ette
Pronunciation: /ˌanɪˈzɛt
 
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Definition of anisette in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A liqueur flavoured with aniseed.
Example sentences
  • A number of licorice - flavored liqueurs such as anisette, pastis and ouzo are made with anise seed.
  • Both have a clean, bright and transparent colour with an intense, delicate and pure anisette aroma and concentrated anisette taste.
  • This deliciously deep fried pastry has dates, orange and lemon extract, anisette, chopped nuts, orange rind, and lemon rind.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of anis 'anise'.

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