- 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.
Etymology: Old French anis< Latin anisum< ancient Greek anison
- Dutch: anijs
- French: anis(fr)m
- German: Anis
- Spanish: anís(es)m
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