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.
the fruit of this tree or shrub, used as a spice.
a small Chinese evergreen tree (Illicium verum) yielding an aromatic oil
a spice produced from the star-shaped dried seed pods of this tree
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noun 1. a hairy plant, Stachys affinis, of China and Japan, having numerous small, white, edible tubers.
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noun 1. a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow wooden block played with a drumstick
noun 1. . noun 1. a large southern Chinese plant, Musa acuminata, of the banana family, having blue-green leaves, yellowish-white flowers with reddish-brown bracts, and fragrant, edible, curved fruit from 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) long, often borne in clusters of 200.