from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Japanese anise-tree, Illicium religiosum. See Illicium.


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  • At Buddhist funerals is burned a sacred word (shikimi), a foreign tree brought from India with this custom, and whose flower is a violent poison.

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  • The other -- a sort of tail-piece -- represented a writing - stand, a dying lamp, an open letter, incense burning in a cup, and a vase containing shikimi, -- that sacred plant used in the

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  • My friend who writes for the San-in Shimbun, which to-morrow will print the whole sad story, tells me that compassionate folk have already decked the new-made graves with flowers and with sprays of shikimi.

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  • Shrines and altars are likewise decorated with beautiful embellishments of coloured paper, and with flowers and sprigs of certain hallowed plants -- always real lotus-flowers when obtainable, otherwise lotus - flowers of paper, and fresh branches of shikimi (anise) and of misohagi

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  • Japanese anise, a small evergreen tree Illicium anisatum. Shikimic acid is obtained from its fruit.

    December 18, 2007