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il·lic·i·um

(il-lis'ē-ŭm),
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]