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  • n. Plural form of cassia.


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  • The trail was wet and slippery, switchbacking upward through a tangle of ferns, lianas, epiphytes and cassias.

    Richard Bangs: Climbing the Killer Prince -- Merapi Volcano of Java, Part 1

  • The garden, long uncultivated, had multiplied its verdure; coloquintidas mounted into the branches of cassias, the asclepias was scattered over fields of roses, all kinds of vegetation formed entwinings and bowers; and here and there, as in the woods, sun-rays, descending obliquely, marked the shadow of a leaf upon the ground.


  • When cassias wave with fragrance pure, and the chrysanthemums are decked with frost.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • True cinnamon is a native of Ceylon, while the cassias are from Bengal and China.

    Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value

  • Gigantic vegetables of the most different families intermix their branches; five-leaved bignonias grow by the side of bonduc-trees; cassias shed their yellow blossoms upon the rich fronds of arborescent ferns; myrtles and eugenias, with their thousand arms, contrast with the elegant simplicity of palms; and among the airy foliage of the mimosa the ceropia elevates its giant leaves and heavy candelabra-shaped branches.

    We and the World, Part I A Book for Boys

  • Among these herbaceous plants we find at intervals the Avicennia tomentosa, the Scoparia dulcis, a frutescent mimosa with very irritable leaves, * and particularly cassias, the number of which is so great in South America, that we collected, in our travels, more than thirty new species.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

  • Four different species of cassias (pink, rainbow, coral and golden) were planted, some not commonly found in Key West, as well as a few Lysiloma sabicu native to Cuba. -

  • Memphis; and when the wild chant of the priests had died away under the huge propylaeum, she listened to the sighing of the tamarinds and cassias, and the low babble of the sacred Nile, as it rocked the lotus-leaves, under the glowing purple sky, whence a full moon flooded the ancient city with light, and kindled like a beacon the vast placid face of the Sphinx -- rising solemn and lonely and weird from its desert lair -- and staring blankly, hopelessly across arid yellow sands at the dim colossi of old Misraim.

    St. Elmo

  • She also likes the Australian sennas and cassias: "They're silky, fine-textured legumes with ghostly white foliage and chartreuse seed pods that turn copper-colored.

    SFGate: Top News Stories


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