cinnamon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cinnamon spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground
    • n cinnamon tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon
    • n cinnamon aromatic bark used as a spice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most common seasonings found in American homes are chili powder, cinnamon, and seasoned salts
    • n Cinnamon 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The flavor we think of as bubblegum is a combination of wintergreen, vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon.
    • n cinnamon A tree of the genus Cinnamomum, especially C. Zeylanicum. This tree is cultivated for its bark in Ceylon, Sumatra, and Borneo, and on the Malabar coast. It is sometimes confounded with C. Cassia, which yields the Chinese cinnamon or common cassia-lignea (which see).
    • n cinnamon The inner bark ot Cinnamomum Zeylanicum. It is stripped from the branches, and in drying takes the form of rolls called quills, the smaller quills being introduced as they are drying into the larger ones. The true cinnamon is a grateful aromatic, of a fragrant smell and moderately pungent taste, accompanied with some degree of sweetness and astringency. It is used in medicine for its cordial and carminative properties, and is one of the best restorative spices. The bark of C. Cassia, being cheaper, is often substituted for true cinnamon, but it is thicker, coarser, and less delicate in flavor.
    • cinnamon Of the color of cinnamon; light reddish-brown.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The black bear is not always black. It can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes a bluish color.
    • n Cinnamon sin′a-mon the spicy bark of a laurel in Ceylon: the tree
    • adj Cinnamon cinnamon-coloured
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Quotations

  • Desiderius Erasmus
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    “They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. qinnāmōn,; cf. Gr. , , cinnamomum, cinnamon. The Heb. word itself seems to have been borrowed from some other language; cf. Malay kājū mānis, sweet wood

Usage

In literature:

Black and cinnamon bears were observed, but no disturbance followed on the part of men or brutes.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
We ordered horses at once, after drinking a bowl of hot milk, flavored with cinnamon.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Pound the spice, two tablespoonfuls of cinnamon, two nutmegs, powdered; sift and mix the cinnamon and nutmeg together.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
Not long afterward the group was in the Sable Room, a large version of Harmony Lodge's common-room, having hot drinks and cinnamon-cake.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
It was only a cinnamon had lost his balance, leaning over too far to see what we was.
"The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch" by Henry Wallace Phillips
The Minims are replicas in miniature of the big chaps, except that their armor is pale cinnamon rather than chestnut.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
The cinnamon bear is the lazy one of his tribe.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman
Mix this with three cups of apple sauce, well-sweetened and flavored with cinnamon.
"American Cookery" by Various
Dickerman saw four pairs of Cinnamon Teal 14 mi.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
How come bird shot cain't pester a cinnamon bear?
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Put a quarter of a cup of rice into three cups of boiling water with a small stick of cinnamon, and let it boil nearly an hour.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Long strips of curled cinnamon-colored bark strewed the ground.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
Cover with little lumps of butter, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and bake twenty minutes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top, and bake.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
The =gills= are adnate with a peculiar bluish gray tinge when young, and clay color to cinnamon when old.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over fritters.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Your hair smells like cinnamon and clean kittens.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
The leaves themselves have the peculiar cinnamon flavour, and the flowers also; but in a much stronger degree.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
For supper, rice cooked with milk and cinnamon.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
It makes very good plain pies, with the addition of a little cinnamon or cloves.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

We climbed to the edge of a sandy ledge
And soared with the whistling bee,
And we only stopped at four o'clock
For a pot of cinnamon tea.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl
Composed of sand was that favored land
And trimmed in cinnamon straws;
And pink and blue was the pleasing hue
Of the Tickletoeteasers claws.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl
Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars,
Not yet flawed, it drifts. Pine and cinnamon
Spreading in my old garden . . . All light,
All ten thousand miles at once in its light!
"Full Moon" by Du Fu
Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amythysts,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.
"Cargoes" by John Masefield
The river, too, that he winds as a magic circle round the wealth
He has here engendered, has the glide of a serpent lost in trance;
And scents of clove and cinnamon that sip cool from it, in stealth
Pour it upon the air like necromance.
"In A Tropical Garden" by Cale Young Rice
The jelly-- the Jam and the marmalade,
And the cherry and quince "preserves'' she made!
And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear,
With cinnamon in 'em, and all things rare--!
And the more we ate was the more to spare,
Out to Old Aunt Mary's!
"Old Aunt Mary's" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Top a basic shortbread dough with cinnamon-sugar nuts.
Lately I have been adding a bit of ancho chile powder, along with the cinnamon and black pepper, which makes the cookies even tastier.
It has 19 varieties of cookies described as fat free, including flavors like raisin oatmeal and apple cinnamon.
As Aired On November 8, 2012 Recipe Courtesy of Chef Bryan Woolley Ingredients: Filling and Topping: 2 Tbsp Cinnamon 5 Tbsp Sugar 5-6 Cups Firm Apples, cored and sliced into 1-inch pieces.
Spiderweb partition in bark skin, recycled glass, and resin in cinnamon by Livinglass, 800-846-0245.
Spiderweb partition in bark skin, recycled glass, and resin in cinnamon by Livinglass, 800-846-0245.
1 piece (1 inch/2.5 cm) cinnamon, crushed.
Just a Spoonful of Cinnamon Makes the Internet Rounds.
If ingesting a spoonful of cinnamon sounds like a bad idea, it's because you're not dumb.
In this cringe-worthy video, a teen girl fails spectacularly after unwisely attempting to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon.
Sometimes I find Italian food a little too heavy for the warmer months—we are weeks from bikini season and my midsection is still as doughy as a half cooked cinnamon roll.
Cinnamon Rocks and Cinnamon Rolls.
An example might be apple pie filling with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on the top.
Add authentic sunburn marks with cinnamon red hots.
In this image taken on Oct 8, a maple pumpkin pie with cinnamon-maple whipped cream is shown in Concord, N.H.
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