from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of eastern Asiatic and American evergreen shrubs, belonging to the natural order Magnoliaceæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of
Illicium anisatumis 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.
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- noun ichthyology The modified
dorsal finon the head of anglerfish, acting as a lure.
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- noun anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
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Hmmmmm. Look at all those semi-foreign words above: globose, illicium, gelatinous -- all of a sudden I got me a hankerin 'for some Arby's.
They possess an illicium and esca; the former being a modified dorsal spine-the "fishing rod" - and the latter being the bulbous, bioluminescent "fishing lure".