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|Noun||1.||Illicium verum - small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative|
star aniseed, Chinese anise, star anise - anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
anise tree - any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
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