- Also called cassia bark, Chinese cinnamon. a variety of cinnamon derived from the cassia-bark tree.
- any of numerous plants, trees, and shrubs belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, several species of which yield medicinal products.
- Also called cassia pods. the pods of Cassia fistulosa, a tree widely cultivated as an ornamental.
- Also called cassia pulp. the pulp of these pods, used medicinally and as a flavoring.
- any plant of the mainly tropical leguminous genus Cassia, esp C. fistula, whose pods yield cassia pulp, a mild laxativeSee also senna
- a lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum cassia, of tropical Asia
- cassia bark the cinnamon-like bark of this tree, used as a spice
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.”