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- n. The modified dorsal fin on the head of anglerfish, acting as a lure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of eastern Asiatic and American evergreen shrubs, belonging to the natural order Magnoliaceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
Latin illicio ("entice") (Wiktionary)