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- the yellowish-brown spice made from the dried inner bark of several trees or shrubs (genus Cinnamomum) of the laurel family, native to the East Indies and Southeast Asia
- this bark
- any tree or shrub from which this bark is obtained
- yellowish brown
Origin: Middle English cinamome ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin cinnamomum ; from Classical Greek kinnamōmon ; from Classical Hebrew (language) qinnāmōn, cinnamon
- made or flavored with cinnamon
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- a. The dried aromatic inner bark of certain tropical Asian trees in the genus Cinnamomum, especially C. verum and C. loureirii, often ground and used as a spice.b. A plant yielding this bark.
- A light reddish brown.
Origin: Middle English cinamome, from Old French, from Latin cinnamōmum, from Greek kinnamōmon, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew qinnāmôn.
- cin·namˈic adjective