Illicium

Definition of Illicium

Il`li´ci`um
n.1.(Bot.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.

Related Words

anise tree, Chinese anise, family Magnoliaceae, genus Illicium, Illicium anisatum, Illicium floridanum, Illicium verum, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae, magnoliid dicot genus, purple anise, star anise
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