canella

[kuh-nel-uh]

Origin of canella

1685–95; < New Latin, Medieval Latin: cinnamon, equivalent to Latin can(na) cane + -ella diminutive suffix
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canella

noun
  1. the fragrant cinnamon-like inner bark of a West Indian tree, Canella winterana (family Canellaceae) used as a spice and in medicine

Word Origin for canella

C17: from Medieval Latin: cinnamon, from Latin canna cane, reed
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