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Meaning of CINNAMON

Pronunciation:  'sinumun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground
  2. [n]  tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
  3. [n]  aromatic bark used as a spice

CINNAMON is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum
 See Also: bark, Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon bark, genus Cinnamomum, laurel, spice, stick cinnamon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cin"na*mon\, n. [Heb. qinn[=a]m[=o]n; cf. Gr. ?, ?,
cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been
borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay k[=a]j[=u]
m[=a]nis sweet wood.]
(a) The inner bark of the shoots of {Cinnamomum Zeylanicum},
    a tree growing in Ceylon. It is aromatic, of a moderately
    pungent taste, and is one of the best cordial,
    carminative, and restorative spices.
(b) Cassia.

{Cinnamon stone} (Min.), a variety of garnet, of a cinnamon
   or hyacinth red color, sometimes used in jewelry.

{Oil of cinnamon}, a colorless aromatic oil obtained from
   cinnamon and cassia, and consisting essentially of
   cinnamic aldehyde, {C6H5.C2H2.CHO}.

{Wild cinnamon}. See {Canella}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. kinamon, the Cinnamomum zeylanicum of botanists, a tree of the Laurel family, which grows only in India on the Malabar coast, in Ceylon, and China. There is no trace of it in Egypt, and it was unknown in Syria. The inner rind when dried and rolled into cylinders forms the cinnamon of commerce. The fruit and coarser pieces of bark when boiled yield a fragrant oil. It was one of the principal ingredients in the holy anointing oil (Ex. 30:23). It is mentioned elsewhere only in Prov. 7:17; Cant. 4:14; Rev. 18:13. The mention of it indicates a very early and extensive commerce carried on between Palestine and the East.