Cassia



Also called cassia bark, Chinese cinnamon. a variety of cinnamon derived from the cassia-bark tree.
any of numerous plants, trees, and shrubs belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, several species of which yield medicinal products.
Also called cassia pods. the pods of Cassia fistulosa, a tree widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Also called cassia pulp. the pulp of these pods, used medicinally and as a flavoring.
Historical Examples

The cassia is an aromatic plant, but it has no mystical or symbolic character.
The Symbolism of Freemasonry Albert G. Mackey

These they must keep off from their eyes, and so cut the cassia.
The History Of Herodotus Herodotus

The bark of the cassia auriculata, and the milky juice of the Asclepias gigantea, are used for tanning in India.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

Torsional movement of leaflet of cassia alata: Experiment 152.
Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919 Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

Place them in sauce-pan, add just enough water to prevent burning; add three or four cloves and half a dozen cassia buds.
Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners Elizabeth O. Hiller

They call the Moon, therefore, the Kuelan, or the disk of the cassia.
Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Richard Folkard

The pommades of cassia, orange flowers, and several others kept by the French perfumers, are prepared in this manner.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

Amongst the other wood, we found there abundance of cassia, and a few lime-trees.
A Voyage Round the World George Anson

And he forthwith climbed the cassia tree and waited among its green branches.
Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James

Drop in three or four cassia buds or pieces of stick cinnamon.
Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners Elizabeth O. Hiller

noun
any plant of the mainly tropical leguminous genus Cassia, esp C. fistula, whose pods yield cassia pulp, a mild laxative See also senna
a lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum cassia, of tropical Asia
cassia bark, the cinnamon-like bark of this tree, used as a spice
n.

cinnamon-like plant, late Old English, from Latin cassia, from Greek kasia, from Hebrew q’tsi-ah “cassia,” from qatsa “to cut off, strip off bark.”

(1.) Hebrew _kiddah’_, i.e., “split.” One of the principal spices of the holy anointing oil (Ex. 30:24), and an article of commerce (Ezek. 27:19). It is the inner bark of a tree resembling the cinnamon (q.v.), the Cinnamomum cassia of botanists, and was probably imported from India. (2.) Hebrew pl. _ketzi’oth_ (Ps. 45:8). Mentioned in connection with myrrh and aloes as being used to scent garments. It was probably prepared from the peeled bark, as the Hebrew word suggests, of some kind of cinnamon.

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