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Star anise   /stɑr ˈænəs/   Listen
Star anise

noun
1.
Small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative.  Synonyms: Chinese anise, Illicium verum.
2.
Small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant.  Synonym: Illicium anisatum.
3.
Anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine.  Synonyms: Chinese anise, star aniseed.






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Words linked to "Star anise" :   anise tree, Illicium, spice, genus Illicium, five spice powder, star aniseed



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