Definition of cinnamon stick in US English:

cinnamon stick


  • A piece, typically several inches long, of the peeled, dried, and rolled bark of a cinnamon tree, used decoratively or to flavor mulled drinks.

    • ‘A few cloves or cinnamon stick pieces would be a nice addition, or some dried rosebuds and petals.’
    • ‘Spoon some cinnamon sauce over the dish and garnish with caramelized sugar, cinnamon sticks and ground espresso.’
    • ‘Place the orange and lemon rinds, cloves and cinnamon sticks into a piece of 100% cotton cheesecloth.’
    • ‘Pour cider in a shot glass, garnished with the cinnamon stick.’
    • ‘You can experiment with other materials - twigs, bamboo, cinnamon sticks - as your personal whims dictate.’
    • ‘She said the drink is more interesting if there are whole cinnamon sticks and nutmeg with a grater on the bar.’
    • ‘Decorate with the cinnamon sticks, and if you fancy, almonds and sesame seeds.’
    • ‘Garnish with a sprig of thyme, cinnamon stick, and star anise.’
    • ‘I put a cinnamon stick in the filter with the grounds so my coffee tastes cinnamon-like.’
    • ‘Heat the sugar gently in a heavy-based saucepan with a tablespoon of water and the cinnamon stick until it dissolves and becomes clear.’
    • ‘Tie on bundles of cinnamon sticks for a fabulous fragrance.’
    • ‘Homemade decorations using cinnamon sticks and whole star anise can be strung together with thin ribbon or raffia and hung from the branches.’
    • ‘She stirred her cappuccino with a cinnamon stick, and looked thoughtfully at the foam for a few minutes.’
    • ‘Take in the aroma of the towering spice trees whose barks provide cinnamon sticks, used to make delicious cocoa and spice tea.’
    • ‘In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and wine.’
    • ‘In a small saucepan bring cream, milk, orange zest and cinnamon sticks to a boil.’
    • ‘There is little better than warm apple cider with a cinnamon stick.’
    • ‘The cinnamon sticks that one buys are pieces of bark that have been dried and rolled up like a cigar.’
    • ‘Hot whisky, with a lemon slice, a cinnamon stick and some cloves will thunder through those blocked sinuses in no time.’
    • ‘I had tacos with meat and crunchy cinnamon sticks.’