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chinese-anise

Chi·nese-an·ise
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahy-neez, -nees an-is]
    • /tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis ˈæn ɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahy-neez, -nees an-is]
    • /tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis ˈæn ɪs/

Definitions of chinese-anise word

  • noun chinese-anise Also called Chinese anise. a shrub or small tree, Illicium verum, of China, having white flowers that turn purple and bearing anise-scented, star-shaped clusters of carminative fruit. 1
  • noun chinese-anise the fruit of this tree or shrub, used as a spice. 1

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Origin of chinese-anise

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40

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Parts of speech for Chinese-anise

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chinese-anise popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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