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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cinnamon  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cinnamon 
  n  1:  aromatic  bark  used  as  a  spice  [syn:  {cinnamon  bark}] 
  2:  tropical  Asian  tree  with  aromatic  yellowish-brown  bark; 
  source  of  the  spice  cinnamon  [syn:  {Ceylon  cinnamon},  {Ceylon 
  cinnamon  tree},  {Cinnamomum  zeylanicum}] 
  3:  spice  from  the  dried  aromatic  bark  of  the  Ceylon  cinnamon 
  tree;  used  as  rolled  strips  or  ground 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cinnamon 
  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. 
 




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