See under cinnamon(def 1).
Definition for ceylon cinnamon (2 of 2)
[ sin-uh-muh n ]
/ ˈsɪn ə mən /
the aromatic inner bark of any of several East Indian trees belonging to the genus Cinnamonum, of the laurel family, especially the bark of C. zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon), used as a spice, or that of C. loureirii (Saigon cinnamon), used in medicine as a cordial and carminative.
a tree yielding such bark.
any allied or similar tree.
a common culinary spice of dried rolled strips of this bark, often made into a powder.
a yellowish or reddish brown.
(of food) containing or flavored with cinnamon.
reddish-brown or yellowish-brown.
Origin of cinnamon
1400–50; < Latin < Late Greek kínnamon < Semitic (compare Hebrew qinnāmōn); replacing late Middle English cinamome < Middle French < Latin cinnamōmum < Greek kinnámōmon < Semitic as above
OTHER WORDS FROM cinnamoncin·na·moned, adjectivecin·na·mon·ic [sin-uh-mon-ik] /ˌsɪn əˈmɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ceylon cinnamon
/ (ˈsɪnəmən) /
a tropical Asian lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, having aromatic yellowish-brown bark
the spice obtained from the bark of this tree, used for flavouring food and drink
Saigon cinnamon an E Asian lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum loureirii, the bark of which is used as a cordial and to relieve flatulence
any of several similar or related trees or their barkSee cassia (def. 2)
- a light yellowish brown
- (as modifier)a cinnamon coat
Derived forms of cinnamoncinnamic or cinnamonic (ˌsɪnəˈmɒnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for cinnamon
C15: from Old French cinnamome, via Latin and Greek, from Hebrew qinnamown
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