Etymology
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anise (n.)
Levantine plant cultivated for its seeds, which were important sources of chemical oils and flavoring, c. 1300, from Old French anis (13c.), from Latin anisum, from Greek anison. By the Ancients somewhat confused with dill. Related: Anisic.
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aniseed (n.)
late 14c., a contraction of anise seed (n.).
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anisette (n.)
"liqueur flavored with aniseed," 1821, from French Anisette de Bordeaux, from diminutive of anis (see anise).
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dill (n.)

"umbelliferous plant with yellow flowers, extensively cultivated for its aroma and oils," Middle English dille, from Old English dile "dill, anise," a Germanic word of unknown origin (cognates: Old Saxon dilli, Middle Dutch and Dutch dille, Swedish dill, German Dill). Dill-pickle is recorded from 1899.

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