Definitions for illicium

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Illicium, genus Illicium(noun)

    anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves

Wiktionary

  1. illicium(Noun)

    The modified dorsal fin on the head of anglerfish, acting as a lure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illicium(noun)

    a genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise

  2. Origin: [So called, in allusion to its aroma, from L. illicium an allurement.]

Freebase

  1. Illicium

    Illicium is a genus of flowering plants containing 42 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees, in family Schisandraceae. The species are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of eastern and southeastern Asia, southeastern North America, and the West Indies. ⁕Illicium anisatum. Southern Japan, Taiwan. ⁕Illicium arborescens. Taiwan. ⁕Illicium dunnianum ⁕Illicium fargesii ⁕Illicium floridanum. Southeastern United States. ⁕Illicium griffithii ⁕Illicium henryi. Southwestern China. ⁕Illicium jiadifengpi ⁕Illicium lanceolatum. Southern China. ⁕Illicium macranthum ⁕Illicium merrillianum ⁕Illicium mexicanum. Mexico. ⁕Illicium micranthum ⁕Illicium minwanense ⁕Illicium oligandrum ⁕Illicium parviflorum. Southeastern United States. ⁕Illicium simonsii ⁕Illicium ternstroemioides. Southern China. ⁕Illicium verum. Southern China, Vietnam.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Illicium

    A plant genus of the family Illiciaceae, order Illiciales, subclass Magnoliidae, class Magnoliopsida. They have evergreen, aromatic leaves and bisexual flowers. The female portion of the flower consists of 7 to 15 carpels.

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