Definitions for "Star anise"
Keywords:  anise, aniseed, pod, flavour, spice
A star shaped spice, with an aniseed flavour, used as a flavouring.
Star anise is a sweet-smelling spice that's shaped like a star. It is known as bunga lawang in Bahasa Malaysia and pat kok in Chinese. Star anise can be used when braising or stewing meat dishes and also to add flavour to curry dishes. Likewise, this sweet-smelling spice can add a lovely flavour to freshly brewed tea.
the spice which the Chinese use primarily to enhance the taste of red stews or broths.
small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant