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cinnamon stick

noun

a rolled stick from the aromatic bark of the tropical East Indian cinnamon tree, esp. used for flavoring hot beverages

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From their word for cannon, Italians called it canella, meaning 'little tube,' which aptly describes cinnamon sticks.

Word Origin

1616

Usage Note

cooking

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  • Two pounds of sugar, two quarts of water, the juice of six lemons and the rind of one, and one piece of cinnamon stick.

  • "That's fine," said Ben, taking a cinnamon stick and crunching it in a way to make Candace's round face beam with satisfaction.

    Ben Pepper Margaret Sidney

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