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cassia

noun cas·sia \ˈka-shə\

Definition of CASSIA

1
:  a dried coarse cinnamon bark (as from Cinnamomum cassia)
2
:  any of a genus (Cassia) of leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees of warm regions

Origin of CASSIA

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin, from Greek kassia, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew qĕṣīʽāh cassia
First Known Use: before 12th century

cassia

noun cas·sia \ˈkash-ə, especially 2 ˈkas-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CASSIA

1
:  any of the coarser varieties of cinnamon bark—see chinese cinnamon
2
capitalized :  a genus of leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees that are native to warm regions and have pinnate leaves and nearly regular flowers—see senna

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