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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History and Etymology for canella

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

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