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Definition of cinnamon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cinnamon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪnəmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnəmən//
 
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
 
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the inner bark of a SE Asian tree, used in cooking as a spice, especially to give flavour to sweet foods cinnamon sticks ground cinnamon See related entries: Herbs and spices Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French cinnamome (from Greek kinnamōmon), and Latin cinnamon (from Greek kinnamon), both from a Semitic language and perhaps based on Malay.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cinnamon