Star anise
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British pronunciation/stˈɑːɹ ˈanɪs/
American pronunciation/stˈɑːɹ ˈænɪs/
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a star-shaped dried fruit that is similar in taste to aniseeds and is used in Asian cuisines

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What is "star anise"?

Star anise is a spice known for its distinctive star-shaped appearance and strong, aromatic flavor. It is derived from the fruit of an evergreen tree and has a sweet and licorice-like taste, with hints of warm spices such as cinnamon and cloves. The star-shaped pods contain dark brown seeds that are often used whole or ground in various culinary preparations, such as soups, stews, desserts, and beverages. Its unique flavor and fragrant aroma make star anise a popular ingredient in many cuisines, adding depth and complexity to dishes and drinks.

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small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative

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small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant

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He crushed a few star anise seeds and sprinkled them over his stir-fried vegetables.
The bakery was filled with the sweet aroma of freshly baked star anise cookies.
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