cassia

Primary Meanings of cassia

1.
n
any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods
2.
n
Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon
Full Definitions of cassia
1

n any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods

Types:
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Cassia fistula, canafistola, canafistula, drumstick tree, golden shower tree, pudding pipe tree, purging cassia
deciduous or semi-evergreen tree having scented sepia to yellow flowers in drooping racemes and pods whose pulp is used medicinally; tropical Asia and Central and South America and Australia
Cassia grandis, horse cassia, pink shower, pink shower tree
tropical American semi-evergreen tree having erect racemes of pink or rose-colored flowers; used as an ornamental
Cassia javonica, rainbow shower
deciduous ornamental hybrid of southeastern Asia and Hawaii having racemes of flowers ranging in color from cream-colored to orange and red
Cassia marginata, Cassia roxburghii, horse cassia
East Indian tree having long pods containing a black cathartic pulp used as a horse medicine
Type of:
tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2

n Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon

Synonyms:
Cinnamomum cassia, cassia-bark tree
Type of:
laurel
any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family

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