(an' ihsse) The KJV translation of the Greek term more properly translated as dill in
Matthew 23:23. The KJV translates the corresponding Hebrew word as fitches in
Isaiah 28:25,Isaiah 28:27 (but see Fitches). Dill is a leafy plant, resembling parsley. Dill was grown for its seeds, which were aromatic and used in cooking as a seasoning. See Spice.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ANISE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".