star anise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n star anise anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
    • n star anise small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant
    • n 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Star anise (Bot) any plant of the genus Illicium; -- so called from its star-shaped capsules.
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Usage

In poetry:

Without my touching you and leaving you
alone with what is yours, like a summer garden
that is overflowing with masses
of Melissa and star-anise?
"Slumber Song" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

Johnny Monis braises them until tender in a fragrant broth loaded with garlic, star anise , cloves and cinnamon.
Braised Brisket with Plums, Star Anise and Port.
That about sums up how most of us feel about star anise .
Bring stock, ginger and star anise to simmer over medium heat.
Whole coriander 1 star anise 4 cinnamon sticks, broken 2 tsp.
Brownie cookies get kicked up with star anise .
Milk Chocolate Semifreddo with Star Anise Carrot Cake.
Milk Chocolate Semifreddo & Star Anise Carrot Cake.
Johnny Monis braises them until tender in a fragrant broth loaded with garlic, star anise, cloves and cinnamon.
Braised Brisket with Plums, Star Anise and Port.
Recipe for star anise brownie cookies.
Brownie cookies get kicked up with star anise.
B's Honey Star Anise Lemonade.
Quince must be poached before it is edible, and the poaching offers lots of flavor-imparting opportunity: citrus zest, ginger, vanilla bean, star anise, peppercorns, and cloves may be added.
Brownie cookies get kicked up with star anise.
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