Cassia bark
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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  • cassia bark — noun aromatic bark of the cassia bark tree; less desirable as a spice than Ceylon cinnamon bark • Syn: ↑Chinese cinnamon • Hypernyms: ↑bark • Part Holonyms: ↑cassia, ↑cassia bark tree, ↑Cinnamomum cassia * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cassia-bark — kininis cinamonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Cinnamomum aromaticum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje (Kinijoje). Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas eterinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cassia bark — SYN: cinnamon. * * * cassia bark n CHINESE CINNAMON (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • cassia-bark tree — noun Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon • Syn: ↑cassia, ↑Cinnamomum cassia • Hypernyms: ↑laurel • Member Holonyms: ↑Cinnamomum, ↑genus Cinnamomum …   Useful english dictionary

  • cassia-bark tree — /kash euh bahrk , kas ee euh / a lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum cassia, of eastern Asia. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cassia buds — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cassia fistula — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cassia lignea — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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