See also: Cinnamon

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Sticks of Cinnamomum burmanni

Etymology edit

From Middle English synamome, from Old French cinnamone, from Latin cinnamon, cinnamomum, from Ancient Greek κιννάμωμον (kinnámōmon), later κίνναμον (kínnamon), according to Herodotus from Phoenician [Term?], cognate with Hebrew קִנָּמוֹן (qinnāmōn).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.ə.mən/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.ə.mən/, /ˈsɪn.ə.mɪn/
  • (file)
    • (nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈsɪ.mɪn/
  • Rhymes: (nonstandard) -ɪmɪn

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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 burmanni) and Chinese cinnamon or cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum or Cinnamomum cassia).
  3. (chiefly 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.
    1. true cinnamon, the product made of Cinnamomum verum
  4. (countable) A warm yellowish-brown color, the color of cinnamon.

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Descendants edit

  • Japanese: シナモン (shinamon)
  • Korean: 시나몬 (sinamon)
  • Maori: hinamona
  • Welsh: synamon

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cinnamon (not comparable)

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

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