Oil of cinnamon
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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • oil of cinnamon — oil of cinnamon, 1. an oil used in perfumes and as a flavoring derived from the twigs and leaves of the cinnamon tree. 2. a somewhat similar oil derived from the twigs and leaves of the cassia tree; cassia oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil of cinnamon — Cassia Cas sia (k[a^]sh [.a]), n. [L. cassia and casia, Gr. kassi a and kasi a; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. qets[=i][=a]h, fr. q[=a]tsa to cut off, to peel off.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 stone — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

  • oil — An inflammable liquid, of fatty consistency and unctuous feel, which is insoluble in water, soluble or insoluble in alcohol, and freely soluble in ether. Oils are variously classified as animal …   Medical dictionary

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