badian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French badiane, from Persian بادیان (bâdiyân), بادیانه (bâdiyâne).

Noun[edit]

badian (uncountable)

  1. Illicium anisatum, an evergreen Chinese shrub of the magnolia family, with aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bād.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bādian

  1. to take a pledge or fine

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