Star-anise



noun
1.
Also called Chinese anise. a shrub or small tree, Illicium verum, of China, having white flowers that turn purple and bearing anise-scented, star-shaped clusters of carminative fruit.
2.
the fruit of this tree or shrub, used as a spice.
noun
1.
a small Chinese evergreen tree (Illicium verum) yielding an aromatic oil
2.
a spice produced from the star-shaped dried seed pods of this tree

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