Definition of star anise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

star anise

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable, countable] Fruit, Herbs and spices
 
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a small fruit in the shape of a star, used in cooking as a spice See related entries: Fruit, Herbs and spices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: star anise