Cassia buds

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the dried flower buds of several species of cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia, atc..).

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Nurtured by what was once a wealthy Muslim court in the heart of South India, Hyderabadi cuisine combines the very best kebabs, pilafs, kormas and yoghurt dishes with the redolent aromatic, pungent and creamy flavorings of the South: mustard seeds, cassia buds, cinnamon, curry leaves, hot chillies, peanuts, tamarind, and coconut milk.
Other valuable cargo included essence of cochineal and vermilion and a collection of star anise, cassia buds, ginseng, musk and so on.