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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n canella highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Canella kȧ*nĕl"lȧ (Bot) A genus of trees of the order Canellaceæ, growing in the West Indies.☞ The principal species is Canella alba, and its bark is a spice and drug exported under the names ofwild cinnamon andwhitewood bark.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canella A genus of low aromatic trees, representative of the order Canellaceœ, of only two species. The principal species is C. alba, the whitewood or wild cinnamon of the West Indies and southern Florida, which yields canella or white cinnamon bark. This bark has a pleasant cinnamon-like odor and a bitter pungent taste, and is used in the West Indies as a condiment and in medicine as an aromatic stimulant.
    • n canella [lowercase] [Pg.] A common name in Brazil for various lauraceous and other aromatic trees. The canella preta (black cinnamon) is Nectandra mollis.
    • n canella [lowercase] The bark of Canella alba. See def. 1.
    • n canella A Genoese measure of length, of 9, 10, 10½, or 12 palmi of 9.81 inches each.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canella kan-el′a a genus of low aromatic trees, one species the whitewood of wild cinnamon of the West Indies, yielding canella or white cinnamon bark.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. (OE. canel, canelle, cinnamon, fr. F. cannelle,), Dim. of L. canna, a reed. Canella, is so called from the shape of the rolls of prepared bark. See Cane


In literature:

Plant out Aralia, Canella, Magnolia, and other ornamental trees.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
From daybreak to dark the canella tree was seldom deserted.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
CANELLA BARK is an aromatic stimulant, and forms a good stomachic.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd

In poetry:

The canellas burn their soffioni,
The blobs let through the deans,
The young manchet feels his podleys
And wonders what's to pay.
"Falcons" by Raymond Queneau