true cinnamon

noun

Definition of true cinnamon

: 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 DickermanSaveurOctober 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 LearGourmetSeptember 2003

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1657

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