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English noun: star anise

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


SynonymsChinese anise, Illicium verum


Broader (hypernym)anise tree


Part holonymChinese anise, star anise, star aniseed


Member meronymgenus Illicium, Illicium

2. star anise (plant) small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant


SynonymsIllicium anisatum


Broader (hypernym)anise tree


Member meronymgenus Illicium, Illicium

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


SynonymsChinese anise, star aniseed


Broader (hypernym)spice


Part meronymChinese anise, Illicium verum, star anise


Substance meronymfive spice powder









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