canella

noun ca·nel·la \ kəˈnelə \

Definition of canella

1 plural -s or less commonly canela :cinnamon
2 capitalized
[New Latin, from Medieval Latin, cinnamon]
:a monotypic genus of trees (order Parietales) having alternate simple entire leathery gland-dotted leaves and flowers with three sepals and producing a berry
3 or canella alba \-ˈalbə also -ˈȯ-\ or canella bark or less commonly canelo \-ˈne(ˌ)lō, -ˈā-\
[canella from New Latin canella; canella alba from New Latin Canella alba, synonym of Canella winterana; canelo from American Spanish, from Spanish, cinnamon tree, from canela cinnamon, from Medieval Latin canella]
:the highly aromatic orange-colored inner bark of a tree (Canella alba or C. winterana) used as a condiment and in medicine as a tonic called also white cinnamon
4 or less commonly canela \-ˈnelə, -ˈā-\ or canelo
[canella from New Latin canella; canela from American Spanish, from Spanish, cinnamon; canelo, from American Spanish, from Spanish, cinnamon tree]
:any of various trees of the family Lauraceae

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Origin and Etymology of canella

Medieval Latin, diminutive of Latin canna reed; from the shape of the rolls of prepared bark


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