ca·​na·​fis·​tu·​la | \ ˌkänyəˈfis(h)chələ \
variants: or less commonly canafistola \ -​stələ \
plural -s

Definition of canafistula

b : cassia fistula
2 : a tropical American tree (Cassia grandis) related to the drumstick tree

called also horse cassia

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History and Etymology for canafistula

Spanish cañafístula, from caña cane (from Latin canna) + -fístula probably from obsolete casiafístula, from Medieval Latin cassia fistula)

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“Canafistula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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