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English noun: Chinese anise

1. Chinese anise (plant) small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative

SynonymsIllicium verum, star anise

Broader (hypernym)anise tree

Part holonymChinese anise, star anise, star aniseed

Member meronymgenus Illicium, Illicium

2. Chinese anise (food) anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine

Synonymsstar anise, star aniseed

Broader (hypernym)spice

Part meronymChinese anise, Illicium verum, star anise

Substance meronymfive spice powder

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