Meaning and Origin
What does the name Anise mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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- According to 2 people from California, U.S., the name Anise is of Greek origin and means "Spice".
- [Bot] An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.
- The fruit or seeds of this plant.
Etymology: OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum anethum, fr. Gr. 'a`nison 'a`nhqon
- Liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
- Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
From Middle English anys, borrowed from Old French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνισον (ánison), from Egyptian jnst.
- 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. It has a licorice scent.
- (US) Fennel.
anise was also found in the following language(s): French and Spanish