anise tree

Definitions of anise tree
  1. noun
    any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    tree
    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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