Cinnamon-stone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cinnamon-stone a kind of stone found in Ceylon, of a cinnamon or reddish-brown colour, sometimes cut for jewellery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cinnamomum—Heb. kinnamon.

Usage

In literature:

In my country there is abundance of cinnamon, cloves, pepper, and precious stones.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II" by Robert Kerr
Certain stones, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or cinnamon stone), have an oily luster.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Cinnamon-stone comes chiefly from Ceylon, where it is found generally as pebbles, though its occurrence in its native matrix is not unknown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
It is related to hessonite, or cinnamon-stone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
The gems found on the island are rubies, sapphires topazes, amethysts, garnets, cinnamon-stone, and tourmaline.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
In my kingdom there is abundance of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pepper, and precious stones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
What is that cinnamon-brown bird that hops along the stone wall yonder?
"Pastoral Days" by William Hamilton Gibson
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In news:

Stone Temple Pilots Drop Previously Unreleased Video for 'Cinnamon.
A few weeks ago, Stone Temple Pilots' unreleased attempt at a music video for their 2010 single 'Cinnamon' made its way to the Internet.
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