- a small Chinese evergreen tree (Illicium verum) yielding an aromatic oil
- a spice produced from the star-shaped dried seed pods of this tree
Example Sentences Including 'star anise'
Another member of the Illiaceae family, Illicium lanceolatum, has as its common name ` star anise - Japanese" but this is poisonous.
Combine the oyster sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and star anise and brush over the ham.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Pear and star anise : Place the sugar, water and glucose in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes, removing star anise.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
You can add various other flavours such as leek, dill or even coriander seeds and star anise.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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