Ceylon cinnamon

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of Ceylon cinnamon

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Ceylon cinnamon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceylon%20cinnamon. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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