Cinnamon vs Shin - What's the difference?

cinnamon | shin |

As a noun cinnamon

is (countable) a small evergreen tree native to sri lanka and southern india, cinnamomum verum or , belonging to the family lauraceae.

As an adjective cinnamon

is containing cinnamon, or having a cinnamon taste.



  • (countable) A small evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka and southern India, Cinnamomum verum or , belonging to the family Lauraceae.
  • Several related trees, notably the Indonesian cinnamon ( or Cinnamomum cassia ).
  • (uncountable) A spice from the dried aromatic bark of the cinnamon tree, either rolled into strips or ground into a powder. The word is commonly used as trade name for spices made of any of the species above. The product made of Cinnamomum verum is sometimes referred to as (true cinnamon).
  • (countable) A yellowish-brown colour, the color of cinnamon .
  • Derived terms

    * cinnamic acid * cinnamon bear * cinnamon fern * cinnamon stick * cinnamon stone * oil of cinnamon * wild cinnamon


  • Containing cinnamon, or having a cinnamon taste.
  • Of a yellowish-brown colour.
  • See also

    * cassia * essonite, hessonite * five-spice powder * red-hot * Saigon cinnamon *





    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) shine, from (etyl) scinu, from (etyl) . Cognate with West Frisian skine, Dutch scheen, German Schiene.


    (en noun)
  • The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone.
  • A fishplate for a railway.
  • (Knight)
    * tibia


  • To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like.
  • to shin up a mast
  • To strike with the shin.
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  • (US, slang) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.
  • (Bartlett)
    * shinny (US)
    Derived terms
    * shinny * shin bone * shin leaf * shin splints

    Etymology 2

    Ultimately from (etyl) . Compare Shamash.

    Alternative forms

    * sheen *


    (en noun)
  • The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
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