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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cas"sia
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  1. [Bot] 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.
  2. 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.

Note: ☞ The medicinal “cassia” ( Cassia pulp) is the laxative pulp of the pods of a leguminous tree (Cassia fistula or Pudding-pipe tree), native in the East Indies but naturalized in various tropical countries.

Etymology: L. cassia and casia, Gr. kassi`a and kasi`a; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. qetsīāh, fr. qātsa' to cut off, to peel off

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  1. Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon
  2. Some genus Cassia species often classified as members of the genus Senna or genus Chamaecrista
  3. Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods
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Latin cassia (“cinnamon”)

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae – the cassia trees.

Notable Persons Named Cassia

Cassia was born on August 22nd, 1926. He died on March 12th, 2008.

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Joy Cowley is a writer. She was most active from 1967 to present. Joy was given the name Cassia Joy Summers on August 7th, 1936 in Levin, New Zealand.

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Cássia Eller was a rock music, alternative rock, punk rock, grunge, samba, and música popular brasileira musician. Her career lasted from 1990 to 2001. Cássia was given the name Cássia Rejane Eller on December 10th, 1962. She died on December 29th, 2001.

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She was most active from 1984 to 1984. Cássia was given the name Cássia Kis Magro on January 6th, 1958 in São Caetano do Sul.

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Cassiá is a soccer player for the Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Santos FC, Esporte Clube Bahia, Operário Futebol Clube (MS), Esporte Clube São José, and Coritiba Foot Ball Club. Cassiá was born on June 14th, 1953 in São Borja. Cassiá is also known as Dornelles Carpes and Jorge Antônio.

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Cássia Linhares is an actor and actress. Cássia was given the name Cássia Maria Oliveira Linhares on November 24th, 1973 in Niterói.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cassia

Cassiá is a soccer player for the Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Santos FC, Esporte Clube Bahia, Operário Futebol Clube (MS), Esporte Clube São José, and Coritiba Foot Ball Club. Cassiá was born on June 14th, 1953 in São Borja. Cassiá is also known as Dornelles Carpes and Jorge Antônio.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 6 6 0
1956 5 5 0
1961 5 5 0
1965 8 8 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 16 16 0
1973 10 10 0
1974 13 13 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 9 9 0
1977 18 18 0
1978 18 18 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 27 27 0
1982 34 34 0
1983 35 35 0
1984 26 26 0
1985 23 23 0
1986 32 32 0
1987 15 15 0
1988 42 42 0
1989 35 35 0
1990 24 24 0
1991 43 43 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 40 40 0
1994 33 33 0
1995 37 37 0
1996 40 40 0
1997 37 37 0
1998 45 45 0
1999 39 39 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 43 43 0
2003 44 44 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 44 44 0
2006 43 43 0
2007 41 41 0
2008 37 37 0
2009 44 44 0
2010 27 27 0
2011 33 33 0
2012 45 45 0
2013 45 45 0
2014 59 59 0
2015 61 61 0
2016 64 64 0
2017 51 51 0

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Fun Facts about the name Cassia

  • How Popular is the name Cassia? Cassia is the 7,799th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cassia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,608 babies born with the first name Cassia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cassia to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cassia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cassia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cassia is Friday, August 15th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Cassia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cassia was in 2016 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Cassia Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cassia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Cassia: Your name in reverse order is Aissac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asaics. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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