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cinnamon

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Sticks of true cinnamon

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From Old French cinnamone, from Latin cinnamon, cinnamomum, from Ancient Greek κίνναμον (kínnamon) κινναμωμον (kinnamōmon), from Phoenician, cognate with Hebrew קִנָּמוֹן (qinnāmōn).

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cinnamon (countable and uncountable, plural cinnamons)

  1. (countable) A small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and southern India, Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, belonging to the family Lauraceae.
  2. Several related trees, notably the Indonesian cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii) and Chinese cinnamon or cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum or Cinnamomum cassia).
  3. (uncountable) A spice from the dried aromatic bark of the cinnamon tree, either rolled into strips or ground into a powder. The word is commonly used as trade name for spices made of any of the species above. The product made of Cinnamomum verum is sometimes referred to as true cinnamon.
  4. (countable) A yellowish-brown colour, the color of cinnamon.
    cinnamon colour:    

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cinnamon (not comparable)

  1. Containing cinnamon, or having a cinnamon taste.
  2. Of a yellowish-brown colour.

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