star anise oil


star anise oil
star anise oil 'stär- n a fragrant essential oil obtained from the dried fruit of a tree of the genus Illicium (I. verum) and used chiefly as a flavoring agent, expectorant, and carminative called also anise oil

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  • star aniseed oil — noun see star anise oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • anise oil — n 1) a colorless or pale yellow essential oil obtained from the dried fruits of anise and used as a flavoring agent and as a carminative 2) STAR ANISE OIL * * * [NF] a volatile oil distilled from the dried, ripe fruit of Pimpinella anisum or of… …   Medical dictionary

  • anise oil — noun or aniseed oil 1. : a colorless or pale yellow essential oil obtained from the dried fruits of anise and used as a flavoring agent and as a carminative 2. : star anise oil * * * anise oil, the essential oil obtained from aniseed, the source… …   Useful english dictionary

  • star anise — 1. Illicium verum. 2. the dried ripe fruit of I. verum; a source of anise oil. It is also used for loss of appetite and for cough and bronchitis; in ayurveda, it is used to treat a wide variety of conditions …   Medical dictionary

  • anise — anisic /euh nis ik/, adj. /an is/, n. 1. a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish white flowers that yield aniseed. 2. aniseed. [1350 1400; ME anis < OF < L anisum < Gk ánison] * * * …   Universalium

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  • List of essential oils — Essential oils are volatile and liquid aroma compounds from natural sources, usually plants. Essential oils are not oils in a strict sense, but often share with oils a poor solubility in water. Essential oils often have an odor and are therefore… …   Wikipedia

  • illicium — Chinese or star anise, the dried fruit of Illhicium verum (family Magnoliaceae), an evergreen shrub or small tree of southern China; used as a stimulating carminative. [L. an allurement, fr. il licio, to allure] * * * Il·lici·um i lis(h) ē əm n a …   Medical dictionary