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cinnamon (n.)

spice obtained from the dried inner bark of a tree in the avocado family, late 14c., from Old French cinnamone (13c.), from Latin cinnamum, cinnamomum "cinnamon" (also used as a term of endearment), from Greek kinnamomon, from a Phoenician word akin to Hebrew qinnamon (with ending altered in Greek by folk-etymology). Ceylon cinnamon, the true cinnamon, is used in Britain, but American cinnamon is almost always from the related cassia tree of Southeast Asia and is stronger and sweeter. As an adjective, "of the color of cinnamon, light reddish-brown," 1680s. Related: Cinnamic.

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Definitions of cinnamon from WordNet

cinnamon (n.)
aromatic bark used as a spice;
Synonyms: cinnamon bark
cinnamon (n.)
tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon;
Synonyms: Ceylon cinnamon / Ceylon cinnamon tree / Cinnamomum zeylanicum
cinnamon (n.)
spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground;
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