Definition of aniseed in English:


Syllabification: an·i·seed
Pronunciation: /ˈanə(s)ˌsēd


  • The seed of the anise, used in cooking and herbal medicine.
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    • 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.

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