Cassia meaning

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Any of various chiefly tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or herbs of the genus Cassia in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, usually yellow flowers, and long, flat or cylindrical pods.
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Any of various chiefly tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or herbs of the genus Cassia in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, usually yellow flowers, and long, flat or cylindrical pods.
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(uncountable) The spice made from the bark of members of the genus Cinnamomum other than true cinnamon (C. verum), when they are distinguished from cinnamon.
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(countable) Any of several tropical leguminous plants, of the genus Cassia.
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(countable) Any of several tropical leguminous plants, of the genus Senna.
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(countable, in translation of Chinese) The sweet osmanthus (O. fragrans)
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A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae — the cassia trees.
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(countable) Such trees themselves, particularly the Chinese cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia.
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Origin of cassia

  • Middle English from Latin casia, cassia aromatic tree of the genus Cinnamomum from Greek kasiā, kassiā probably of Phoenician origin Hebrew qəṭīyâ tree of the genus Cinnamomum yielding a spice inferior to cinnamon probably ultimately of Chinese origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cassia ("cinnamon")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin cassia (“cinnamon”)

    From Wiktionary