star anise

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star anise

noun

: a small brown star-shaped fruit that is dried and used as a spice especially in Chinese cooking

Full Definition of STAR ANISE

:  the small brown star-shaped pungent fruit of a Chinese and Vietnamese tree (Illicium verum) that has a flavor similar to but stronger than anise and is dried and used whole or ground as a spice especially in Chinese cooking

First Known Use of STAR ANISE

1838

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