ba·​di·​an | \ˈbädēən, ˈbad-\
plural -s

Definition of badian 

: the carminative fruit of the Chinese anise resembling true anise in flavor

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First Known Use of badian

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for badian

French badiane, from Persian bādiān anise

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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