Flavoured with aniseed or caraway. Feminine is anisée. Aniseed or sweet cumin is used in confectionary and liqueurs. It is an annual umbelliferous plant native to the Eastern Mediterranean, with red aromatic seeds with a slight liquorice flavour. The seeds resemble fennel seeds, which can be substituted. The chopped leaves can be used to flavour soups and salads. It is also a small aniseed sweet or an aniseed-flavoured apéritif, usually taken with water (e.g. Pernod).