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Cassia typically refers to cassia bark, the spice made from the bark of East Asian trees related to the "true cinnamon" (C. verum) of Sri Lanka. Cassia is the typical "cinnamon" marketed in North America but is distinguished from it in Europe.
It may also refer to:
- Cinnamon trees
- C. cassia (肉桂, ròuguì), the cassia or Chinese cinnamon, found in southern China and Indochina
- Other East Asian species of Cinnamomum, such as C. burmannii (Indonesian cinnamon) and C. loureiroi (the Vietnamese cinnamon)
- Osmanthus fragrans (桂花, guìhuā), the osmanthus or sweet olive, found in southern China and Indochina. References to the osmanthus in Chinese literature and poetry are often translated as "cassia" because both trees were formerly known in China as 桂 (Modern Standard Mandarin: guì). Similarly, "cassia" wine typically refers to Chinese wine flavored with osmanthus, not cassia proper.
- Cassia (legume), a genus of shrubs in the bean family Fabaceæ
- Senna (plant), a genus of the bean family Fabaceæ, principally including:
- Needle bush (Acacia farnesiana), another member of Fabaceæ
- Cassia gum, a food additive made from the seeds of the sicklepod
- Cassia tea or senna tea, an herbal tea made from the seeds of the sicklepod
- Cássia, a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Cassia (planet), a planet in A. Livadny's science-fiction series Expansion: The History of the Galaxy
- Cassia County, Idaho
- Cassia Creek, Idaho
- Via Cassia, a Roman road
- Cassia flask, a laboratory flask
- Cassio (disambiguation)
- Cassius (disambiguation)
- Cassiane (born 1972), Brazilian Gospel Singer
- Kassia, Byzantine saint and hymnographer
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