Chinese cinnamon

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Noun1.Chinese cinnamon - aromatic bark of the cassia-bark tree; less desirable as a spice than Ceylon cinnamon bark
cassia-bark tree, Cinnamomum cassia, cassia - Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
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Chinese 5 spice powder is an aromatic blend of star anise, cloves, fennel seeds, Sichuan pepper and Chinese cinnamon
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Ceylon and Chinese cinnamon are very similar, but the harder-to-find Ceylon is a bit sweeter and more refined.

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