Chinese cinnamon

noun

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

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Chinese cinnamon

noun Chi·nese cinnamon \ chī-ˌnēz-, -ˌnēs- \

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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