How do you pronounce "anise"?


Anise is pronounced "an-is." The first syllable has the accent, and its "a" is pronounced as a short vowel sound, making the syllable sound like the word "an." The second syllable has a short vowel sound and a soft "s."

The word has roots in Middle English, Old French, Latin and Greek. It is the name of a Mediterranean plant with small flowers that produce aniseed. Oil from the seeds of these flowers is used in cooking and in medicine. It has a flavor reminiscent of licorice. In cooking, it is primarily used in baking sweets, such as cakes and cookies.

1 Additional Answer Answer for: how do you pronounce anise
a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish-white flowers that yield aniseed.
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