Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Cassia, having pinnately compound leaves and showy, nearly regular, usually yellow flowers.
  • n. The dried leaves of Cassia angustifolia or C. acutifolia, used medicinally as a laxative.

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  • n. Any of several plants of the tribe Cassieae, especially those of the genera Cassia and Senna, whose leaves and pods are used as a purgative and laxative.
  • n. The dried leaves or pods of these plants (especially of Cassia angustifolia or Cassia acutifolia) used medicinally.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, from Arabic sanā; akin to Aramaic sanyā, a thorn-bush.

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