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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


cinnam(on) + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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