genus Illicium

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Noun1.genus Illicium - anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leavesgenus Illicium - anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Magnoliaceae, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae - subclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia
anise tree - any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
Illicium floridanum, purple anise - small shrubby tree with purple flowers; found in wet soils of southeastern United States
Illicium anisatum, star anise - small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant
Chinese anise, Illicium verum, star anise - small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative
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