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oil of anise

 

Definition: volatile oil derived from the dried ripe fruit of Pimpinella anisum (family Umbelliferae) or of Illicium verum, (family Magnoliaceae) (Chinese star anise); has a characteristic anise aroma, resembling fennel. Used in manufacture of liqueurs, and as flavoring for candies, cookies, and dentifrices. Pharmaceutical aid (flavor). Carminative.

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