An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. Has a licorice scent. (noun)
Examples of word anise
With a bunch of lovely garlic ramps and some baby anise from the Union Square market.
* Make a dish, baked good, or beverage in which anise is used.
- Sra of When My Soup Came Alive made a yummy vegetarian dish: Mixed Vegetable Curry, in which anise is included in the spice mixture
Fennel provides the single most distinctive flavor in Italian sausage and it's often described as anise-like.
Although called anise, this Chinese herb is not actually related to the anise family but to the magnolia family.