Ceylon cinnamon


: the dried bark of a tropical tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum synonym C. verum) of Sri Lanka and southern India that yields a typically mild and somewhat sweet tan to light brown cinnamon that is considered the true cinnamon of commerce
also : the powdered spice produced from Ceylon cinnamon bark compare cassia sense 1, chinese cinnamon, indonesian cinnamon, saigon cinnamon

Examples of Ceylon cinnamon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After testing this formula in the lab, we were impressed by its amber resin, benzoin, and Ceylon cinnamon notes, which give it a slight feminine touch but are still neutral enough to pass as a unisex or more neutral fragrance option. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 Meanwhile, organic Ceylon cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2023 Specifically, Ceylon cinnamon is high in antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation, turmeric has been shown to provide relief for pain and stiffness associated with fibromyalgia, and apple cider vinegar aids in digestion and weight management. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2023 The ale has Ceylon cinnamon, ginger root and honey from Akron Honey Co. Marc Bona, cleveland, 12 Dec. 2022 The fresh top notes are balanced by the sensual, masculine notes of Chinese black tea, Ceylon cinnamon, Nigerian ginger, and guaiac wood that give you the confidence to choose your own path. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2022 True cinnamon however, sometimes known as Ceylon cinnamon, comes from C. verum (also, C. zeylanicum, the antiquated botanical name for the species), indigenous to Sri Lanka. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ceylon cinnamon was in 1787

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“Ceylon cinnamon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceylon%20cinnamon. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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