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Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Some think the Pimpinella anisum, others more probably the dill, Anethrum graveolens, of the order Umbelliferae; the seeds used in medicine as carminatives, in cookery as condiments, like caraway seed. "Anise" is from the Greek not conquerable (aniketon ) in its healing power; "dill" from the Norse, the soothing herb. The seeds, the leaves, and the stem of dill are (says Rabbi Eliezer) subject to tithe (Matthew 23:23).
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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Anise'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/a/anise.html. 1949.