from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of low aromatic trees, representative of the order Canellaceœ, of only two species.
  • noun [lowercase] [Pg.] A common name in Brazil for various lauraceous and other aromatic trees. The canella preta (black cinnamon) is Nectandra mollis.
  • noun [lowercase] The bark of Canella alba. See def. 1.
  • noun A Genoese measure of length, of 9, 10, 10½, or 12 palmi of 9.81 inches each.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of trees of the order Canellaceæ, growing in the West Indies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The aromatic inner bark of a species of Canella used as a spice with properties similar to cinnamon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic


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