aniseed

aniseed
/an"euh seed', an"is seed'/, n.
the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of which (anise oil, aniseed oil, oil of anise) is used in the manufacture of anethole, in medicine as a carminative and expectorant, and in cookery and liqueurs for its licoricelike flavor.
[1350-1400; ME anece seed. See ANISE, SEED]

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