Cin"na*mon (?), n. [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.] (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.
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,
- Wild cinnamon. See