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cinnamon

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noun cin·na·mon \ˈsi-nə-mən\

Simple Definition of cinnamon

  • : a sweet spice made from the bark of an Asian tree and used in cooking and baking

Full Definition of cinnamon

  1. 1 a :  any of several Asian trees (genus Cinnamomum) of the laurel family b :  an aromatic spice prepared from the dried inner bark of a cinnamon (especially C. zeylanicum); also :  the bark

  2. 2 :  a light yellowish brown

cin·na·mony play \-mə-nē\ adjective

Origin of cinnamon

Middle English cynamone, from Anglo-French, from Latin cinnamomum, cinnamon, from Greek kinnamōmon, kinnamon, of non-IE origin; akin to Hebrew qinnāmōn cinnamon


First Known Use: 14th century


CINNAMON Defined for Kids

cinnamon

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noun cin·na·mon \ˈsi-nə-mən\

Definition of cinnamon

  1. :  a spice that is made from the fragrant bark of a tropical Asian tree and is used especially in cooking and baking




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cinnamon

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noun cin·na·mon \ˈsin-ə-mən\

Medical Definition of cinnamon

  1. 1:  any of several Asian trees of the genus Cinnamomum

  2. 2a:  the highly aromatic bark of a cinnamon that yields cinnamaldehyde and other aromatic products in the form of cinnamon oil—see chinese cinnamonb:  an aromatic spice prepared from the dried inner bark of a cinnamon (especially C. zeylanicum)




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