cassia (Kash´uh; Cinnamomum cassia)

A tree native to India and the Far East whose bark is easily peeled into long hollow rolls. The bark, buds, leaves, and twigs of the cassia tree, having a cinnamon smell, were imported for use in making spices, perfumes, and oils (Ezek 27:19; Exod 30:24; Ps 45:8). The leaves and pods also have medicinal properties.

Ezek 27:19

19Vedan and Javan from Uzal entered into trade for your wares; wrought iron, cassia, and sweet cane were bartered for your merchandise.

Exod 30:24

24and five hundred of cassia—measured by the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil;

Ps 45:8

8your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

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