from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the bark of Cinnamomum cassia, etc. The coarser kinds are called Cassia lignea, and are often used to adulterate true cinnamon.
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- n. aromatic bark of the cassia-bark tree; less desirable as a spice than Ceylon cinnamon bark
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The young twigs of the true cinnamon tree are not downy, like those of the cassia bark.
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