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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“Badian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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