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Cinnamon

Cinnamon. The dried, strongly aromatic inner bark of several East Indian laurel trees of the genus Cinnamomum, and in particular of the species C. zeylanicum. The bark is ground into a fine powder, with a reddish-brown or yellow-brown color, and is used as a baking spice (q.v.) to flavor specialty buns, sweet dough products (q.v.), cakes (q.v.), pies (q.v.) and other bakery products.