Cassia: 1. Hebrew kiddah, i.e., "split." One of the principal spices of
the holy anointing oil
(Exodus 30:24) and an article of commerce
(Ezekiel 27:19) It is the inner bark of a tree resembling the
cinnamon (q.v.), the Cinnamomum cassia of botanists, and was
probably imported from India.
2. Hebrew pl. ketzi'oth
(Psalms 45:8) Mentioned in connection with
myrrh and aloes as being used to scent garments. It was probably
prepared from the peeled bark, as the Hebrew word suggests, of
some kind of cinnamon.