Cinnamon


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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • CINNAMON — (Heb. קִנָּמוֹן, kinnamon; also called in the Bible keẓi ah and kiddah), a spice. Kinnamon or kinneman besem ( sweet cinnamon ) was one of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil, used for anointing the tent of meeting and its vessels as well… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinnamon — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. cinnamone (13c.), from L. cinnamum, cinnamomum cinnamon (also used as a term of endearment), from Gk. kinnamomon, from a Phoenician word akin to Heb. qinnamon. Stripped from the bark of a tree in the avocado family.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cinnamon — bezeichnet: Cinnamon (Comic), den Titel einer Reihe von Westerncomics des US amerikanischen Verlags DC. Cinnamon (Band), eine schwedische Indiepop Band eine Fellfarbe bei Hauskatzen, siehe Fellfarben der Katze …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cinnamon — [sin′ə mən] n. [ME cinamome < OFr < L cinnamomum < Gr kinnamōmon < Heb qinnāmōn, cinnamon] 1. the yellowish brown spice made from the dried inner bark of several trees or shrubs (genus Cinnamomum) of the laurel family, native to the… …   English World dictionary

  • cinnamon — ► NOUN 1) an aromatic spice made from the dried and rolled bark of an Asian tree. 2) a yellowish brown colour resembling cinnamon. ORIGIN Greek kinnam mon …   English terms dictionary

  • Cinnamon — For other uses, see Cinnamon (disambiguation). Cinnamon sticks or quills and ground cinnamon Cinnamon (   …   Wikipedia

  • cinnamon — cinnamoned, adj. cinnamonic /sin euh mon ik/, adj. /sin euh meuhn/, n. 1. the aromatic inner bark of any of several East Indian trees belonging to the genus Cinnamonum, of the laurel family, esp. the bark of C. zeylanicum (Ceylon cinnamon), used… …   Universalium

  • cinnamon — 1. noun /ˈsɪn.ə.mən,ˈsɪn.ə.mən/ a) A small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and southern India, Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum, belonging to the family Lauraceae. b) Several related trees, notably the Indonesian cinnamon (Cinnamomum… …   Wiktionary

  • cinnamon — 1. The dried bark of Cinnamomum loureirii Nees (family Lauraceae), an aromatic bark used as a spice and, in medicine, as an adjuvant, carminative, and aromatic stomachic. SYN: Saigon c.. 2. The dried inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum… …   Medical dictionary