Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of low aromatic trees, representative of the order Canellaceœ, of only two species. The principal species is C. alba, the whitewood or wild cinnamon of the West Indies and southern Florida, which yields canella or white cinnamon bark. This bark has a pleasant cinnamon-like odor and a bitter pungent taste, and is used in the West Indies as a condiment and in medicine as an aromatic stimulant.
- n. [lowercase] [Pg.] A common name in Brazil for various lauraceous and other aromatic trees. The canella preta (black cinnamon) is Nectandra mollis.
- n. [lowercase] The bark of Canella alba. See def. 1.
- n. A Genoese measure of length, of 9, 10, 10½, or 12 palmi of 9.81 inches each.
- n. The aromatic inner bark of a species of Canella used as a spice with properties similar to cinnamon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of trees of the order Canellaceæ, growing in the West Indies.
- n. highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic
“Terra ista est populosa valdè, et crescunt in ea species, et abundantia gingiberis, canella, gariofoli, nuces muscata, et mastix cum aromatibus multis.”
“Terra ista est populosa vald�, et crescunt in ea species, et abundantia gingiberis, canella, gariofoli, nuces muscata, et mastix cum aromatibus multis.”
“The chief aromatic barks comprise the cinnamon, cassia lignea, cascarilla, and canella alba.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“It furnishes the true canella bark of commerce, also known as white-wood bark.”
“Alcohol, one thousand parts; genuine kino, one hundred parts; rhatany root, one hundred parts; tincture of balsam of tolu, two parts; tincture of gum benzoin, two parts; essential oil of canella, two parts; essential oil of mint, two parts; essential oil of aniseed, one part.”
“GENTLEMAN OF FLORENCE," whose story is printed by Ramusio (but without the author's name), who accompanied Vasco de Gama, in the year 1479, in his voyage to Calicut, and who speaks of the trees "che fanno la canella in molta perfettione.”
“ According to the "On-Line Medical Dictionary" hierapicra is "a warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark.”
“There are cantucci di noci e canella (walnut and cinnamon biscuits)”
“While there are several styles of cinnamon, from Vietnamese to Mexican canella, they can be divided into two major categories, best identified by their quills (sticks), writes Harold McGee in "On Food and Cooking.”
“While there are several styles of cinnamon, from Vietnamese to Mexican canella, they can be divided into two major categories, best identified by their quills (sticks), writes Harold McGee in his book "On Food and Cooking.”
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