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

  Pudding \Pud"ding\, n. [Cf. F. boudin black pudding, sausage, L.
     botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding pudding, Dan.
     podding, pudding, LG. puddig thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten,
     also E. pod, pout, v.]
     1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard
        consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour
        or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.
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              And solid pudding against empty praise. --Pope.
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     2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency
        of, pudding.
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     3. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat,
        etc.; a sausage. --Shak.
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     4. Any food or victuals.
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              Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue.
                                                    --Prior.
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     5. (Naut.) Same as Puddening.
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     Pudding grass (Bot.), the true pennyroyal ({Mentha
        Pulegium), formerly used to flavor stuffing for roast
        meat. --Dr. Prior.
  
     Pudding pie, a pudding with meat baked in it. --Taylor
        (1630).
  
     Pudding pipe (Bot.), the long, cylindrical pod of the
        leguminous tree Cassia Fistula. The seeds are separately
        imbedded in a sweetish pulp. See Cassia.
  
     Pudding sleeve, a full sleeve like that of the English
        clerical gown. --Swift.
  
     Pudding stone. (Min.) See Conglomerate, n., 2.
  
     Pudding time.
        (a) The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish
            first eaten. [Obs.] --Johnson.
        (b) The nick of time; critical time. [Obs.]
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                  Mars, that still protects the stout,
                  In pudding time came to his aid.  --Hudibras.
            [1913 Webster] Pudding fish

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  canafistola \canafistola\, canafistula \canafistula\n.
     a deciduous or semi-evergreen tree ({Cassia fistula) having
     scented sepia to yellow flowers in drooping racemes and pods
     whose pulp is used medicinally; it grows in tropical Asia,
     Central and South America, and Australia.
  
     Syn: golden shower tree, drumstick tree, purging cassia,
          pudding pipe tree, canafistola.
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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.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cassia fistula
      n 1: 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 [syn: golden shower tree,
           drumstick tree, purging cassia, pudding pipe tree,
           canafistola, canafistula, Cassia fistula]

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