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cinnamon

[ sin-uh-muhn ]
/ ˈsɪn ə mən /
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noun
adjective
(of food) containing or flavored with cinnamon.
reddish-brown or yellowish-brown.
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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 cinnamon

cin·na·moned, adjectivecin·na·mon·ic [sin-uh-mon-ik], /ˌsɪn əˈmɒn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use cinnamon in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cinnamon

cinnamon
/ (ˈsɪnəmən) /

noun
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)
  1. a light yellowish brown
  2. (as modifier)a cinnamon coat

Derived forms of cinnamon

cinnamic or cinnamonic (ˌsɪnəˈmɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for cinnamon

C15: from Old French cinnamome, via Latin and Greek, from Hebrew qinnamown
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