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Anise (Pimpinella anisum), also anís and aniseed is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia known for its flavor that resembles liquorice, fennel, and tarragon.

Anise
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P. anisum
Binomial name
Pimpinella anisum

Anise was used to make the spiced wine, claret, in the Middle Ages.