- the cinnamonlike bark of a West Indian tree, Canella winterana, used as a condiment and in medicine.
Origin of canella
1685–95; < New Latin, Medieval Latin: cinnamon, equivalent to Latin can(na) cane + -ella diminutive suffix
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Plant out Aralia, Canella, Magnolia, and other ornamental trees.Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
On the last day of my stay I walked slowly up the trail toward the canella do matto.Jungle Peace
Canella Bark is an aromatic stimulant, and forms a good stomachic.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor
Hiera-picra, hī′e-ra-pik′ra, n. a purgative drug from aloes and canella bark.
The chief aromatic barks comprise the cinnamon, cassia lignea, cascarilla, and canella alba.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
- the fragrant cinnamon-like inner bark of a West Indian tree, Canella winterana (family Canellaceae) used as a spice and in medicine
C17: from Medieval Latin: cinnamon, from Latin canna cane, reed
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