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cassia

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noun cas·sia \ˈka-shə\

Definition of cassia

  1. 1 :  a dried coarse cinnamon bark (as from Cinnamomum cassia)

  2. 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


Medical Dictionary

cassia

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noun cas·sia \ˈkash-ə, especially 2 ˈkas-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of cassia

  1. 1:  any of the coarser varieties of cinnamon bark—see chinese cinnamon

  2. 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

  3. 3:  cassia fistula




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "cassia" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "cassia"


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