badian definition

  • noun:
    • Illicium anisatum, an evergreen Chinese shrub for the magnolia family, with fragrant seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.
    • An evergreen Chinese shrub of the Magnolia household (Illicium anisatum), as well as its aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.
    • The good fresh fruit of Illicium anisatum, the Chinese anise-tree.
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