badian

noun

ba·​di·​an
ˈbädēən,
ˈbad-
plural -s
: the carminative fruit of the Chinese anise resembling true anise in flavor

Word History

Etymology

French badiane, from Persian bādiān anise

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of badian was circa 1828

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“Badian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/badian. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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