Saigon cinnamon

noun

Definition of Saigon cinnamon

: the dried, aromatic bark of a Vietnamese tree (Cinnamomum loureirii) that yields a sweet and spicy cassia sold as cinnamon also : the powdered spice produced from Saigon cinnamon bark

Note: The bark and powdered spice are also called Vietnamese cinnamon.

— compare ceylon cinnamon

First Known Use of Saigon cinnamon

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Saigon cinnamon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saigon%20cinnamon. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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