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cassia Syllabification: cas·sia
Pronunciation: /ˈkaSHə/

Definition of cassia in English:


1A tree, shrub, or herbaceous plant of the pea family, native to warm climates. Cassias yield a variety of products, including fodder, timber, and medicinal drugs, and many are cultivated as ornamentals.
[Modern Latin]
Example sentences
  • With cooler winter temperatures, different levels of size and color can be found in cassias, camellias, hollies (with their berries), and poinsettias.
  • Then you should think about growing tall Mexican bluebells, ever blooming dianthus, sweet alyssums, multicolored pink and purple pentas, red jatropha, and yellow cassias for decor.
  • In one of the southern sectors, one can admire the beautiful pink coloured landscape of cassias.
2 (also cassia bark) The aromatic bark of an eastern Asian tree, yielding an inferior kind of cinnamon that is sometimes used to adulterate true cinnamon.
[From Latin, probably denoting the wild cinnamon, via Greek from Hebrew qĕṣī῾āh]
  • Cinnamomum aromaticum, family Lauraceae
Example sentences
  • But gin is truly an international spirit with ingredients such as cardamom from Sri Lanka, cassia bark from Vietnam, orange peel from Spain, coriander seed from the Czech Republic, angelica root from Germany.
  • Add several slices of ginger, cassia bark, anise and salt.
  • He concludes that the most important distinguishing factor between canella, cassia, and true cinnamon is their oil content.

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