cinnamon stick


: a small roll or quill of dried cinnamon bark used as a spice

Examples of cinnamon stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spices: Add whole cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, or fresh ginger for a spicy kick. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 12 May 2024 Steep until well infused, then remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks. Joy Wilson, Southern Living, 24 Oct. 2023 Garnish with orange slices, cranberries or cinnamon sticks. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 29 Jan. 2024 According to Ecuadorian officials, the cinnamon sticks were free from lead contamination before they were processed. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 7 Feb. 2024 The Ecuadorian health agency also sampled unprocessed cinnamon sticks that were sourced in Sri Lanka and found no lead contamination, but its investigation is ongoing. Katherine Dillinger, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Stir 2 ½ cups soy sauce, 2 (5-inch) cinnamon sticks, 3 star anise, ¼ cup coriander seeds, and 1 ½ tsp. Matt and Ted Lee, Southern Living, 31 Dec. 2023 Garnish with a whole cinnamon stick and an orange peel. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 12 July 2023 Using a wide, shallow spoon, skim excess fat from surface of sauce and remove ginger, star anise and cinnamon sticks. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cinnamon stick was in 1616

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“Cinnamon stick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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