Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white crystalline acid, C6H5CHCHCOOH, obtained from cinnamon or from balsams such as storax or made synthetically and used chiefly to manufacture perfumery compounds.

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  • n. The aromatic carboxylic acid C6H5-CH=CH-COOH obtained from cinnamon; it is used in perfumery etc

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a white, crystalline, odorless substance. C6H5.C2H2C2H2.CO2H, formerly obtained from storax and oil of cinnamon, now made from certain benzene derivatives in large quantities, and used for the artificial production of indigo.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

cinnam(on) + -ic.

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