true cinnamon

noun

Definition of true cinnamon

  1. :  ceylon cinnamon I went on to discover that what I'd tasted in Mexico was true cinnamon, a relatively mellow, subtly floral spice quite different from the one that I and most other Americans grew up eating in apple pie, cinnamon red hots, and cinnamon toast. — Sara Dickerman, Saveur, October 2009 It's considered “true” cinnamon, as opposed to the thicker quills of cassia that are sold as cinnamon sticks in the U.S. — Jane Daniels Lear, Gourmet, September 2003

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1657


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