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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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