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badian


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badian  \Ba"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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