Meaning of cassia

cas•sia

Pronunciation: (kash'u, kas'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a variety of cinnamon derived from the cassia-bark tree.
  2. any of numerous plants, trees, and shrubs belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, several species of which yield medicinal products.
  3. Also calledthe pods of Cassia fistulosa, a tree widely cultivated as an ornamental.
  4. Also calledthe pulp of these pods, used medicinally and as a flavoring.
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