- A half-hardy annual umbelliferous plant, Pimpinella anisum, related to the plants which produce cumin, dill and fennel. It grows erect or prostrate to about 45 cm. The seeds are known as aniseed. The flowers and fresh leaves may be used in salads and as a garnish. The plant is sometimes known as aniseed.
- noun a herb that produces a small aromatic fruit called aniseed, which is used for flavouring