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cinnamon stick


a rolled stick from the aromatic bark of the tropical East Indian cinnamon tree, esp. used for flavoring hot beverages


From their word for cannon, Italians called it canella, meaning 'little tube,' which aptly describes cinnamon sticks.

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  • Two pounds of sugar, two quarts of water, the juice of six lemons and the rind of one, and one piece of cinnamon stick.

  • "That's fine," said Ben, taking a cinnamon stick and crunching it in a way to make Candace's round face beam with satisfaction.

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