plural -s
: a tropical tree (Licania cayenensis) of Central and South America
: the very strong wood of kaneelhart

Word History


probably from Dutch, from kaneel cinnamon (from Middle Dutch caneel, canele, from Middle French cannelle, from Medieval Latin canella) + Dutch hart heart, from Middle Dutch herte, harte; akin to Old English heorte heart

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“Kaneelhart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaneelhart. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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