The fruit of Pimpinellla anisum (family Umbelliferae); an aromatic and carminative resembling fennel.

* * *

an·ise 'an-əs n an herb (Pimpinella anisum) of the family Umbelliferae having carminative and aromatic seeds also ANISEED

* * *

an·ise (anґis) [L. anisum] 1. Pimpinella anisum. 2. the fruit of P. anisum; a source of anise oil. It is also used for dyspepsia and as an expectorant and in homeopathy for the treatment of shoulder pain and lumbago. 3. any of several other similar fruits.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Anise — • Anise has been, since Wyclif, the rendering of anethon in the English Versions, But this is not accurate. The exact equivalent of the plant anethon is dill, while anise corresponds to the pimpinella anisum Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • anisé — ● anisé nom masculin Liqueur anisée. ⇒ANISÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de aniser. II. Adjectif A. Au propre. Composé, parfumé d anis (cf. anis A1). 1. DISTILL. [En parlant d une boisson (cf. anis A 1 a)] : • 1. Dans la belle lumière… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Anise — An ise ([a^]n [i^]s), n. [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. a nison, a nhqon.] 1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant ({Pimpinella anisum}) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anisé — anisé, eé (a ni zé, zée) part. passé. Une liqueur anisée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • anise — (n.) Levantine plant cultivated for its seeds, which were important sources of chemical oils and flavoring, c.1300, from O.Fr. anis (13c.), from L. anisum, from Gk. anison. By the Ancients, somewhat confused with dill …   Etymology dictionary

  • anise — [an′is] n. [ME & OFr anis < L anisum < Gr anison] 1. a plant (Pimpinella anisum) of the umbel family, with small, white or yellow flowers 2. its fragrant seed, used for flavoring and as a medicine for expelling intestinal gas …   English World dictionary

  • Anise — Taxobox name = Anise image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Apiales familia = Apiaceae genus = Pimpinella species = P. anisum binomial = Pimpinella anisum binomial authority = L. [http://cougar …   Wikipedia

  • anise — anisic /euh nis ik/, adj. /an is/, n. 1. a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish white flowers that yield aniseed. 2. aniseed. [1350 1400; ME anis < OF < L anisum < Gk ánison] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anise — Angel au Dragon Con de 2007. Anise est un personnage imaginaire issu de la série Stargate SG 1, interprété par l actrice Vanessa Angel. Sa première apparition se fait durant l épisode 3 de la saison 4 (Expérimentation hasardeuse). Archéologue et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anise — [ anɪs] noun 1》 a Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, cultivated for its aromatic seeds (aniseed). [Pimpinella anisum.] 2》 used in names of Asian or American trees or shrubs bearing fruit with an aniseed like odour, e.g. star anise. [Genus …   English new terms dictionary

  • anise — Apiaceae Apiaceae n. 1. a family of plants bearing flowers in umbels; examples are: {parsley}; {carrot}; {anise}; {caraway}; {celery}; {dill}. Syn: Umbelliferae, family {Umbelliferae}, family {Apiaceae}, carrot family [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”