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Meaning of aniseed

an•i•seed

Pronunciation: (an'u-sēd", an'is-sēd"), [key]
— n.
  1. the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of whichis used in the manufacture of anethole, in medicine as a carminative and expectorant, and in cookery and liqueurs for its licoricelike flavor.
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