oil of cinnamon
Cassia Cas"sia (k[a^]sh"[.a]), n. [L. cassia and casia, Gr. kassi`a and kasi`a; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. qets[=i][=a]h, fr. q[=a]tsa' to cut off, to peel off.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species, most of which have purgative qualities. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine. [1913 Webster]

2. The bark of several species of {Cinnamomum} grown in China, etc.; Chinese cinnamon. It is imported as {cassia}, but commonly sold as cinnamon, from which it differs more or less in strength and flavor, and the amount of outer bark attached. [1913 Webster]

Note: The medicinal ``cassia'' (Cassia pulp) is the laxative pulp of the pods of a leguminous tree ({Cassia fistula} or Pudding-pipe tree), native in the East Indies but naturalized in various tropical countries. [1913 Webster]

{Cassia bark}, the bark of {Cinnamomum cassia}, etc. The coarser kinds are called {Cassia lignea}, and are often used to adulterate true cinnamon.

{Cassia buds}, the dried flower buds of several species of cinnamon ({Cinnamomum cassia}, atc..).

{Cassia oil}, oil extracted from cassia bark and cassia buds; -- called also {oil of cinnamon}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Oil of cinnamon — Cinnamon Cin na*mon, n. [Heb. qinn[=a]m[=o]n; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay k[=a]j[=u] m[=a]nis sweet wood.] (a) The inner bark of the shoots of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil of cinnamon — oil of cinnamon, 1. an oil used in perfumes and as a flavoring derived from the twigs and leaves of the cinnamon tree. 2. a somewhat similar oil derived from the twigs and leaves of the cassia tree; cassia oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cinnamon — Cin na*mon, n. [Heb. qinn[=a]m[=o]n; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay k[=a]j[=u] m[=a]nis sweet wood.] (a) The inner bark of the shoots of {Cinnamomum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cinnamon stone — Cinnamon Cin na*mon, n. [Heb. qinn[=a]m[=o]n; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay k[=a]j[=u] m[=a]nis sweet wood.] (a) The inner bark of the shoots of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CINNAMON — (Heb. קִנָּמוֹן, kinnamon; also called in the Bible keẓi ah and kiddah), a spice. Kinnamon or kinneman besem ( sweet cinnamon ) was one of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil, used for anointing the tent of meeting and its vessels as well… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cinnamon toothpicks — are wooden toothpicks, round with one or two pointed ends, that have been soaked in oleoresin of cinnamon or cinnamon extract, then dried. Sometimes sweeteners and other flavoring ingredients are added. The wooden toothpicks used in America are… …   Wikipedia

  • cinnamon water — n a saturated solution of cinnamon oil in distilled water used as a vehicle for some drugs …   Medical dictionary

  • Cinnamon — For other uses, see Cinnamon (disambiguation). Cinnamon sticks or quills and ground cinnamon Cinnamon (   …   Wikipedia

  • cinnamon — 1. The dried bark of Cinnamomum loureirii Nees (family Lauraceae), an aromatic bark used as a spice and, in medicine, as an adjuvant, carminative, and aromatic stomachic. SYN: Saigon c.. 2. The dried inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum… …   Medical dictionary

  • oil — An inflammable liquid, of fatty consistency and unctuous feel, which is insoluble in water, soluble or insoluble in alcohol, and freely soluble in ether. Oils are variously classified as animal …   Medical dictionary

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