Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Illicium anisatum, an evergreen Chinese shrub of the magnolia family, with aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An evergreen Chinese shrub of the Magnolia family (Illicium anisatum), and its aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of Illicium anisatum, the Chinese anise-tree.

Etymologies

French badiane, from Persian بادیان (bâdiyân), بادیانه (bâdiyâne). (Wiktionary)

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