Star anise, the fruit of the Chinese tree Illicium verum (family Illiaceae), or a preparation made from it.
badian/ˈbadɪən/ /ˈbɑːdɪən/ /ˌbadɪˈɑːn/
Late 17th century. From French badiane, †badian, apparently from Persian bādyān fennel, anise, of uncertain origin.
Are You Learning English? Here Are Our Top English Tips