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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fragrant white crystalline acid, C9H8O2, obtained from cinnamon or from balsams such as storax or made synthetically and used chiefly to manufacture perfumery compounds.

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

Etymologies

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

[cinnam(on) + –ic.]

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