canafistula

noun

ca·​na·​fis·​tu·​la
ˌkänyəˈfis(h)chələ
variants or less commonly canafistola
-stələ
plural -s
1
b
: cassia fistula
2
: a tropical American tree (Cassia grandis) related to the drumstick tree

called also horse cassia

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Canafistula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canafistula. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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