Indonesian cinnamon


: the dried, aromatic bark of a tropical tree (Cinnamomum burmannii) chiefly of Indonesia that yields a typically mild cassia sold as cinnamon
also : the powdered spice produced from Indonesian cinnamon bark

Note: The bark and powdered spice are also called Batavia cassia and Korintje. compare ceylon cinnamon, chinese cinnamon, saigon cinnamon

Examples of Indonesian cinnamon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other Cinnamomum species that are cultivated for commercial purposes are C. burmannii (Indonesian cinnamon), C. loureiroi (Saigon cinnamon or Vietnamese cinnamon), and C. cassia (Cassia or Chinese cinnamon) [1]. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indonesian cinnamon was in 1988

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“Indonesian cinnamon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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