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cin·na·mon

 (sĭn′ə-mən)
n.
1.
a. The dried aromatic inner bark of certain tropical Asian trees of the genus Cinnamomum, especially C. verum and cassia (C. aromaticum), often ground and used as a spice.
b. A tree yielding this bark.
2. A light reddish brown.
adj.
1. Flavored with cinnamon.
2. Of a light reddish brown.

[Middle English cinamome, from Old French, from Latin cinnamōmum, from Greek kinnamōmon, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew qinnāmôn.]

cin·nam′ic (sə-năm′ĭk) adj.

cinnamon

(ˈsɪnəmən)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical Asian lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, having aromatic yellowish-brown bark
2. (Cookery) the spice obtained from the bark of this tree, used for flavouring food and drink
3. (Plants) Saigon cinnamon an E Asian lauraceous tree, Cinnamomum loureirii, the bark of which is used as a cordial and to relieve flatulence
4. (Plants) any of several similar or related trees or their bark. See cassia2
5. (Colours)
a. a light yellowish brown
b. (as modifier): a cinnamon coat.
[C15: from Old French cinnamome, via Latin and Greek, from Hebrew qinnamown]
cinˈnamic, cinnamonic adj

cin•na•mon

(ˈsɪn ə mən)

n.
1. the aromatic inner bark of any of several East Indian trees belonging to the genus Cinnamonum, of the laurel family: used, in dried and often powdered form, as a spice.
2. any tree yielding such bark.
3. a yellowish or reddish brown.
adj.
4. (of food) flavored with cinnamon.
5. reddish brown or yellowish brown.
[1400–50; late Middle English cinamome < Middle French < Latin cinnam(ōm)um < Greek kinná(mō)mon < Semitic (compare Hebrew qinnāmōn)]
cin`na•mon′ic (-ˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cinnamon - aromatic bark used as a spicecinnamon - aromatic bark used as a spice  
Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon - tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
2.cinnamon - tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown barkcinnamon - tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
cinnamon - spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
Cinnamomum, genus Cinnamomum - Asiatic and Australian aromatic trees and shrubs
cinnamon, cinnamon bark - aromatic bark used as a spice
3.cinnamon - spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
stick cinnamon - dried rolled strips of cinnamon bark
Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon - tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
Translations
شَجَرَةُ القِرْفِهقرفةقِرْفَة
канела
skořiceskořicovník
kanel
canelacanelocolor canela
kanelikanelinmakuinenkanelinruskeakanelipuuceyloninkaneli
cimet
fahéjfahéjasfahéjfa
kanill
シナモン
계피
cinnamum
cinamonas
kanēlis
kaneelkaneelboom
scorţişoară
škorica
cimet
kaneläkta kanel
อบเชย
quế

cinnamon

[ˈsɪnəmən] Ncanela f

cinnamon

[ˈsɪnəmən] n (= spice) → cannelle f cinnamon stick, cinnamon toastcinnamon stick nbâton m de cannellecinnamon toast ntoast m à la cannelle

cinnamon

nZimt m
adj attr
cake, biscuitZimt-
(colour) → zimtfarben

cinnamon

[ˈsɪnəmən] ncannella

cinnamon

(ˈsinəmən) noun
the bark of a tree of the laurel family, used as a spice.

cinnamon

قِرْفَة skořice kanel Zimt κανέλα canela kaneli cannelle cimet cannella シナモン 계피 kaneel kanel cynamon canela корица kanel อบเชย tarçın quế 桂皮

cin·na·mon

n. canela.
References in classic literature ?
Grandmother hunted up her fancy cake-cutters and baked gingerbread men and roosters, which we decorated with burnt sugar and red cinnamon drops.
But though the green palmy cliffs of the land soon loomed on the starboard bow, and with delighted nostrils the fresh cinnamon was snuffed in the air, yet not a single jet was descried.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.
She wore a moss-coloured velvet jerkin with cinnamon sleeves, slim, brown, cross-gartered hose, a dainty little green cap with a hawk's feather caught in a jewel, and a hooded cloak lined with dull red.
I took them gratefully, and as we went from one island to another I laid in stores of cloves, cinnamon, and other spices.
The shop was well stocked; there was a mingled perfume of ginger, cinnamon, and ground pepper, which made D'Artagnan sneeze.
Some had raisins for eyes and currant buttons on their clothes; others had eyes of cloves and legs of stick cinnamon, and many wore hats and bonnets frosted pink and green.
C' stands for Cinnamon, and this place is called after my family, which is the most aristocratic in the town.
Polly felt a change in the atmosphere, but merely thought Tom was tired, so she graciously dismissed him with a stick of cinnamon, as she had nothing else just then to lay upon the shrine.
Good luck to your messes," answered Tom, as he walked away meditatively crunching his cinnamon, and looking as if he did not find it as spicy as usual.
Principal productions are porcelain, tea, cinnamon, shawls, tin, tamarinds and opium.
The leaves of the camphor, pepper, cinnamon, and clove trees were delightfully aromatic; and the bread-fruit, the jaca, and the mango, vied with each other in the magnificence of their foliage.