Chinese cinnamon


Definition of Chinese cinnamon

: the dried bark of a southeast Asian tree (Cinnamomum cassia synonym C. aromaticum) that yields a somewhat sweet and spicy variety of cassia sold as cinnamon also : the powdered spice produced from Chinese cinnamon bark — compare ceylon cinnamon, indonesian cinnamon, saigon cinnamon

First Known Use of Chinese cinnamon

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Chinese cinnamon was in 1818

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“Chinese cinnamon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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Chinese cinnamon

Chi·​nese cinnamon | \ chī-ˌnēz-, -ˌnēs- How to pronounce Chinese cinnamon (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chinese cinnamon

1 : the bark of a southeast Asian tree of the genus Cinnamomum (C. cassia) that is the source of cinnamon oil

called also cassia bark

2 : the tree that yields Chinese cinnamon

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