Meaning of badian in English:

badian

noun

(also badiane)
historical
  • Star anise, the fruit of the Chinese tree Illicium verum (family Illiaceae), or a preparation made from it.

Pronunciation

badian

/ˈbadɪən/ /ˈbɑːdɪən/ /ˌbadɪˈɑːn/

Origin

Late 17th century. From French badiane, †badian, apparently from Persian bādyān fennel, anise, of uncertain origin.