Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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