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canella


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canella  \Ca*nel"la\,  n.  [LL.  (OE.  canel,  canelle,  cinnamon,  fr 
  F.  cannelle),  Dim.  of  L.  canna  a  reed.  Canella  is  so  called 
  from  the  shape  of  the  rolls  of  prepared  bark.  See  {Cane}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  trees  of  the  order  {Canellace[ae]},  growing  in  the 
  West  Indies. 
 
  Note:  The  principal  species  is  {Canella  alba},  and  its  bark 
  is  a  spice  and  drug  exported  under  the  names  of  wild 
  cinnamon  and  whitewood  bark. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canella 
  n  :  highly  aromatic  inner  bark  of  the  Canella  winterana  used  as 
  a  condiment  and  a  tonic  [syn:  {canella  bark},  {white 
  cinnamon}] 




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