cassia







cassia


noun

  1. Also called cassia bark, Chinese cinnamon. a variety of cinnamon derived from the cassia-bark tree.
  2. any of numerous plants, trees, and shrubs belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, several species of which yield medicinal products.
  3. Also called cassia pods. the pods of Cassia fistulosa, a tree widely cultivated as an ornamental.
  4. Also called cassia pulp. the pulp of these pods, used medicinally and as a flavoring.

noun

  1. any plant of the mainly tropical leguminous genus Cassia, esp C. fistula, whose pods yield cassia pulp, a mild laxativeSee also senna
  2. a lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum cassia, of tropical Asia
  3. cassia bark the cinnamon-like bark of this tree, used as a spice
n.

cinnamon-like plant, late Old English, from Latin cassia, from Greek kasia, from Hebrew q’tsi-ah “cassia,” from qatsa “to cut off, strip off bark.”

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