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 for oil of cinnamon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cassia \Cas"sia\ (k[a^]sh"[.a]), n. [L. cassia and casia, Gr.
     kassi`a and kasi`a; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb.
     qets[imac][=a]h, fr. q[=a]tsa' to cut off, to peel off.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
     Cassia bark, the bark of Cinnamomum cassia, etc. The
        coarser kinds are called Cassia lignea, and are often
        used to adulterate true cinnamon.
     Cassia buds, the dried flower buds of several species of
        cinnamon ({Cinnamomum cassia, atc..).
     Cassia oil, oil extracted from cassia bark and cassia buds;
        -- called also oil of cinnamon.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cinnamon \Cin"na*mon\, n. [Heb. qinn[=a]m[=o]n; cf. Gr. ?, ?,
     cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been
     borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay k[=a]j[=u]
     m[=a]nis sweet wood.]
     (a) The inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum,
         a tree growing in Ceylon. It is aromatic, of a moderately
         pungent taste, and is one of the best cordial,
         carminative, and restorative spices.
     (b) Cassia.
         [1913 Webster]
     Cinnamon stone (Min.), a variety of garnet, of a cinnamon
        or hyacinth red color, sometimes used in jewelry.
     Oil of cinnamon, a colorless aromatic oil obtained from
        cinnamon and cassia, and consisting essentially of
        cinnamic aldehyde, C6H5.C2H2.CHO.
     Wild cinnamon. See Canella.
        [1913 Webster]

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