Definition of Star anise

1. Noun. Small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative.

Exact synonyms: Chinese Anise, Illicium Verum
Terms within: Chinese Anise, Star Aniseed
Group relationships: Genus Illicium, Illicium
Generic synonyms: Anise Tree



2. Noun. Small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant.
Exact synonyms: Illicium Anisatum
Group relationships: Genus Illicium, Illicium
Generic synonyms: Anise Tree

3. Noun. Anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine.
Exact synonyms: Chinese Anise, Star Aniseed
Generic synonyms: Spice
Substance meronyms: Five Spice Powder
Group relationships: Chinese Anise, Illicium Verum

Definition of Star anise

1. Noun. A plant, ''Illicium verum'', used primarily for its star-shaped seed which resembles anise in scent and flavor, and which is used as a spice. Valued for its decorative shape as well as its flavor. Also used commercially as a source of shikimic acid for the production of Tamiflu. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Anise

staps
star
star(p)
star-blind
star-crossed
star-duckweed
star-forming
star-glory
star-leaf begonia
star-nosed mole
star-of-Bethlehem
star-shaped
star-struck
star-studded
star-thistle
star anise (current term)
star aniseed
star anises
star apple
star apples
star begonia
star chamber
star chart
star charts
star cloud
star clouds
star cluster
star clusters
star crossed
star divination

Literary usage of Star anise

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1. American Druggist (1890)
"The star anise plots are the common property of the village. ... The star anise Industry in Tonquin. DR. R. BLONDEL, through the medium of certain Ton- ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"Aside from its anise-like aroma, star-anise bears no resemblance to umbelliferous fruits. It is the fruit of a tree (Illicium -verum Hook, fil., ..."

3. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"Star-anise has an agreeable aromatic taste and smell, more resembling fennel than ... Starch is wanting in star-anise, except a little in the fruit-stalk. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"Poisonous star anise—Seat of the Poison and Simple Method of Identification.—C. Hartwich mentions that at his request Professor Cloetta has recently ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"Poisonous star anise—Seat of the Poison and Simple Method of Identification.—:C. Hartwich mentions that at his request Professor Cloetta has recently ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1889)
"The test of the congealing point is incorrect and unreliable, because oil of star anise has a trite concealing point considerably above that which is ..."

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