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Meaning of STAR ANISE

Pronunciation:  stâr 'anis

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Oriental cooking and medicine
  2. [n]  small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant
  3. [n]  small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative
 
 Synonyms: Chinese anise, Chinese anise, Illicium anisatum, Illicium verum, star aniseed
 
 See Also: anise tree, five spice powder, genus Illicium, Illicium, Illicium verum, spice, star anise, star anise, star aniseed

 

 

 

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