Pronunciation: (kash'u, kas'ē-u), [key]
1. Also called cas'sia bark", Chinese cinnamon. 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 called cas'sia pods". the pods of Cassia fistulosa, a tree widely cultivated as an ornamental.
4. Also called cas'sia pulp". the pulp of these pods, used medicinally and as a flavoring.
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