canafistula

noun ca·na·fis·tu·la \ˌkänyəˈfis(h)chələ\
variants: less commonly

canafistola

\-stələ\

Definition of canafistula

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  drumstick tree b :  cassia fistula

  2. 2 :  a tropical American tree (Cassia grandis) related to the drumstick tree —called also horse cassia

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Origin and Etymology of canafistula

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


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