What does cinnamon mean?

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ˈsɪn ə məncin·na·mon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cinnamon, cinnamon barknoun

    aromatic bark used as a spice

  2. cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicumnoun

    tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon

  3. cinnamonnoun

    spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground

Wiktionary

  1. cinnamonnoun

    A small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and southern India, Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, belonging to the family Lauraceae.

  2. cinnamonnoun

    Several related trees, notably the Indonesian cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii) and Chinese cinnamon or cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum or Cinnamomum cassia).

  3. cinnamonnoun

    A spice from the dried aromatic bark of the cinnamon tree, either rolled into strips or ground into a powder. The word is commonly used as trade name for spices made of any of the species above. The product made of Cinnamomum verum is sometimes referred to as true cinnamon.

  4. cinnamonadjective

    Containing cinnamon, or having a cinnamon taste.

  5. cinnamonadjective

    Of a yellowish-brown colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cinnamonnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Heb. qinnmn; cf. Gr. , , cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay kj mnis sweet wood.]

  2. Cinnamonnoun

    cassia

    Etymology: [Heb. qinnmn; cf. Gr. , , cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay kj mnis sweet wood.]

Freebase

  1. Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. While Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be "true cinnamon", most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, which are also referred to as "cassia" to distinguish them from "true cinnamon". Cinnamon is the name for perhaps a dozen species of trees and the commercial spice products that some of them produce. All are members of the genus Cinnamomum in the family Lauraceae. Only a few of them are grown commercially for spice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cinnamon

    sin′a-mon, n. the spicy bark of a laurel in Ceylon: the tree.—adj. cinnamon-coloured.—adjs. Cinnam′ic, Cinnamon′ic, obtained from, or consisting of, cinnamon.—n. Cinn′amon-stone, a kind of stone found in Ceylon, of a cinnamon or reddish-brown colour, sometimes cut for jewellery. [L. cinnamomum—Heb. kinnamon.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cinnamon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cinnamon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cinnamon in a Sentence

  1. Milton Schiffenbauer:

    The results validates (sic) our belief that a diet that includes a tablespoon of cinnamon once or twice a day can be effective in eliminating or preventing viruses from infecting humans and causing sickness, such as colds, flu, and even herpes.

  2. Lisa Drayer:

    I think the bottom line is that cinnamon is a perfect pantry staple, a pleasant spice that can add flavor to foods for minimal calories, with antioxidant properties that may give an edge to those looking to better control their blood sugar, but we need to see more research before we can make any solid health claims linking cinnamon to reduce risk of disease or improved health.

  3. Gina Hassick:

    I would stick with two pancakes for an appropriate serving size, top with cinnamon and blueberries or bananas, and drizzle lightly with pure maple syrup.

  4. Giulio Romeo:

    Our 12-week study showed beneficial effects of adding cinnamon to the diet on keeping blood sugar levels stable in participants with prediabetes, these findings provide the rationale for longer and larger studies to address if cinnamon can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over time.

  5. Giulio Romeo:

    The difference between the groups of patients was significant, blood glucose levels of people on cinnamon would not go as high as the participants on placebo after meals and also would return to baseline much faster.

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