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, 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 — 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 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,… …   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

  • Cassia oil — 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 — /kash euh, kas ee euh/, n. 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 …   Universalium

  • Cassia Tomentosa — L.f. Alcaparro (C). Buds are substituted for capers and leaf infusions are used for typhus and dysentery …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Cinnamomum cassia — 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

  • Cinnamomum cassia — 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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