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ˈkæʃ ə, ˈkæs i əcas·si·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cassianoun

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

  2. genus Cassia, Cassianoun

    some genus Cassia species often classified as members of the genus Senna or genus Chamaecrista

  3. cassia, cassia-bark tree, Cinnamomum cassianoun

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


  1. cassianoun

    Any of several tropical leguminous plants, of the genus Cassia, used medicinally as senna.

  2. cassianoun

    A spice (similar to cinnamon) made from the bark of the Chinese cinnamon, Cinnamomum aromaticum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cassianoun

    A sweet spice mentioned by Moses, Exod. xxx.24. as an ingredient in the composition of the holy oil, which was to be made use of in the consecration of the sacred vessels of the tabernacle. This aromatick is said to be the bark of a tree very like cinamon, and grows in the Indies without being cultivated. Augustin Calmet

    All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Ps. xlv. 8.

  2. Cassianoun

    The name of a tree.

    It hath a cylindrical, long, taper, or flat pod, divided into many cells by transverse diaphragms; in each of which is contained one hard seed, lodged, for the most part, in a clammy black substance, which is purgative. The flowers have five leaves, disposed orbicularly. The species are nine;
    1. The American cassia, with roundish pointed leaves.
    2. The purging cassia, or pudding pipe tree, &c. Many of these plants will flower the second year, and some of them will produce ripe seeds with us. The second sort grows to be a very large tree, not only in Alexandria, but also in the West Indies. This is what produces the purging cassia of the shops. Philip Miller.


  1. cassia

    Cassia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. The term is often used to refer to a type of cinnamon, called Cassia cinnamon, which is derived from the bark of several species of this genus. It is also used as a common name for several species of trees and shrubs in the genus Senna, which was previously included in Cassia. Additionally, cassia is known for its use in traditional medicine and as a spice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cassianoun

    a genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species, most of which have purgative qualities. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine

  2. Cassianoun

    the bark of several species of Cinnamomum grown in China, etc.; Chinese cinnamon. It is imported as cassia, but commonly sold as cinnamon, from which it differs more or less in strength and flavor, and the amount of outer bark attached

  3. Etymology: [L. cassia and casia, Gr. kassi`a and kasi`a; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. qetsh, fr. qtsa' to cut off, to peel off.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cassia

    kash′ya, n. a coarser kind of cinnamon—also Cass′ia-bark: the tree which yields the foregoing: a fragrant plant mentioned in Ps. xlv. 8 (Heb. qeçî'ôth, prob. the Ind. orris or costus): a genus of shrubs of the bean family (Leguminosæ), the leaves of several species yielding senna, while the drug known as cassia fistula or purging cassia is derived from the pod of Cassia fistula, the bark of which is used in tanning. [L. casia—Gr. kasia—Heb.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cassia

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. Many species of this genus, including the medicinal C. senna and C. angustifolia, have been reclassified into the Senna genus (SENNA PLANT) and some to CHAMAECRISTA.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cassia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cassia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    A cleave
    B famish
    C abase
    D scarper

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