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Cassia acutifolia


an erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Cassia acutifolia*
(* Cassia acutifolia may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Senna alexandrina [species] | Alexandria senna | Alexandrian senna | Indian senna | tinnevelly senna | true senna | C. acutifolia [abbreviation, species] | C. augustifolia [abbreviation, nonstandard, species] | Cassia augustifolia [nonstandard, species] | S. alexandrina [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Senna alexandrina [species] | Alexandrian Senna | Many [synonym] | see text [synonym]

an ornamental plant in the genus Senna. It's used in herbalism. It grows natively in upper Egypt, especially in the Nubian region, and near Khartoum, where it's cultivated commercially. It's also grown elsewhere, notably in India and Somalia... (38 of 822 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

Alexandrian senna | Cassia acutifolia [species, sense-specific]

a tropical leguminous planthaving yellow flowers and long pods | [medicine] a cathartic drug consisting of the dried leaflets of the plant "Cassia ... (22 of 275 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)




A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Cassiinae -- the cassia tree. (10 of 12 words, 1 image)



cassia | Cassia [genus, sense-specific]

a dried coarse cinnamon bark (as from Cinnamomum cassia) | any of a genus of leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees of warm regions (22 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

Senneh rug | Senna | Sehna rug

handwoven floor covering made by Kurds who live in or around the town of Senneh in western Iran. The pile rugs and kilims of Senneh are prized for ... (28 of 216 words, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

senna | golden shower | canafistula

any plant of the genus "Sennia" (formerly placed in "Cassia"), leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), most ... (22 of 162 words)


Random House Dictionary:

senna | wild senna [sense-specific]

any plant, shrub, or tree belonging to the genus "Cassia", of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and large clusters of flowers. | any of various ... (25 of 65 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


the cassia tree. | a laxative prepared from the dried pods of the cassia tree. | used in names of plants of the pea family that are similar to senna, ... (28 of 61 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:


Any of various plants of the genus "Cassia", having pinnately compound leaves and showy, nearly regular, usually yellow flowers. | The dried leaves of ... (23 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

senna | Cassia [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of plants of the caesalpinia family, with finely divided leaves and yellow flowers | the dried leaflets of various sennas, used, ... (24 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:


a leguminous plant. Flowers: yellow, in clusters. Native to: temperate regions. Genus Cassia. | dried plant leaves or pods of the senna plant. Use: ... (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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