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

Examples of Saigon cinnamon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Built with ice and condensed milk, the drink is topped with Saigon cinnamon for a fragrant finish. Megha McSwain, Chron, 8 July 2022 Creations include a comforting honey lavender latte, a layered jamocha frappe and one of the only Bulletproof Coffees available in San Antonio, a blend of coffee, ghee, Celtic salt, Saigon cinnamon and MCT oil that’s like an IV of pure energy. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Mar. 2022 The crew would frequently eat at pho restaurants together, and Saigon cinnamon and star anise became inspiration for her recipes. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 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

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Saigon cinnamon was in 1878

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“Saigon cinnamon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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