Chinese cinnamon

noun

Definition of Chinese cinnamon

  1. :  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

1818

First Known Use of chinese cinnamon

1818


Medical Dictionary

Chinese cinnamon

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

Medical Definition of Chinese cinnamon

  1. 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. 2:  the tree that yields Chinese cinnamon


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