Definition of badian in English:

badian

(also badiane)

noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

badian

/ˌbadɪˈɑːn//ˈbɑːdɪən//ˈbadɪən/