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Cassis vs. Cassia

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Cassisnoun

The blackcurrant plant, Ribes nigrum; the flavor of its berries

Cassianoun

(uncountable) The spice made from the bark of members of the genus Cinnamomum other than true cinnamon (C. verum), when they are distinguished from cinnamon.

Cassisnoun

A liqueur made from these berries, especially crème de cassis.

‘Cassis and soda is a popular drink.’;

Cassianoun

(countable) Such trees themselves, particularly the Chinese cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia.

Cassisnoun

(chiefly US) A wine flavor note, suggesting the fruity and full-bodied characteristics of the fruit; mostly referred to as simply blackcurrant in the UK, where the fruit is common.

Cassianoun

(countable) Any of several tropical leguminous plants, of the genus Cassia.

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Cassisnoun

a syrupy blackcurrant liqueur produced mainly in Burgundy.

Cassianoun

(countable) Any of several tropical leguminous plants, of the genus Senna.

Cassisnoun

a wine produced in the region of Cassis, a small town near Marseilles.

Cassianoun

(countable, mistranslation from Chinese) The sweet osmanthus (O. fragrans).

Cassis

Cassis (French pronunciation: ​[kasi]; Occitan: Cassís) is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, whose coastline is known in English as the French Riviera, in Southern France. In 2016, it had a population of 7,265.

Cassianoun

A genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species, most of which have purgative qualities. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine.

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Cassianoun

The bark of several species of Cinnamomum grown in China, etc.; Chinese cinnamon. It is imported as cassia, but commonly sold as cinnamon, from which it differs more or less in strength and flavor, and the amount of outer bark attached.

Cassianoun

any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods

Cassianoun

Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon

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