BadianBa"di*an\, n. [F. badiane, fr. Per. b[=a]di[=a]n anise.] (Bot.) An evergreen Chinese shrub of the Magnolia family (Illicium anisatum), and its aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.
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