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 for Cassia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cassia \Cas"sia\ (k[a^]sh"[.a]), n. [L. cassia and casia, Gr.
     kassi`a and kasi`a; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb.
     qets[imac][=a]h, fr. q[=a]tsa' to cut off, to peel off.]
     1. (Bot.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The medicinal "cassia" (Cassia pulp) is the laxative
           pulp of the pods of a leguminous tree ({Cassia fistula
           or Pudding-pipe tree), native in the East Indies but
           naturalized in various tropical countries.
           [1913 Webster]
     Cassia bark, the bark of Cinnamomum cassia, etc. The
        coarser kinds are called Cassia lignea, and are often
        used to adulterate true cinnamon.
     Cassia buds, the dried flower buds of several species of
        cinnamon ({Cinnamomum cassia, atc..).
     Cassia oil, oil extracted from cassia bark and cassia buds;
        -- called also oil of cinnamon.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having
           pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers
           followed by long seedpods
      2: some genus Cassia species often classified as members of the
         genus Senna or genus Chamaecrista [syn: genus Cassia,
      3: Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable
         cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon [syn: cassia, cassia-bark
         tree, Cinnamomum cassia]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (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.

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Cassia -- U.S. County in Idaho
     Population (2000):    21416
     Housing Units (2000): 7862
     Land area (2000):     2566.445742 sq. miles (6647.063674 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    13.859946 sq. miles (35.897093 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2580.305688 sq. miles (6682.960767 sq. km)
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             42.357856 N, 113.638731 W
      Cassia, ID
      Cassia County
      Cassia County, ID

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