What does cinnamon mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term cinnamon:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cinnamon, cinnamon bark(noun)

    aromatic bark used as a spice

  2. cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum zeylanicum(noun)

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

  3. cinnamon(noun)

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


  1. cinnamon(Noun)

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

  2. cinnamon(Noun)

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

  3. cinnamon(Noun)

    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. cinnamon(Adjective)

    Containing cinnamon, or having a cinnamon taste.

  5. cinnamon(Adjective)

    Of a yellowish-brown colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cinnamon(noun)

    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

  2. Cinnamon(noun)


  3. Origin: [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.]


  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

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