肉桂

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese ("meat") + ("gui tree"), to distinguish the cassia and cinnamon trees of the laurel family from the 桂花, the osmanthus of the olive family (all having formerly been known as )


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Jinmeiyō

Noun[edit]

肉桂 (hiragana にっき, katakana ニッキ, romaji nikki)

  1. cinnamon

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin ròuguì
Zhuyin ㄖㄡˋ ㄍㄨㄟˋ
IPA (key) /ʐoʊ̯⁵¹⁻⁵³ ku̯eɪ̯⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

肉桂 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin ròuguì)

  1. cassia, the Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)
  2. cassia bark, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for various ailments
  3. related members of the genus Cinnamomum, such as true cinnamon (C. verum), Indonesian cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii), and Vietnamese cinnamon (Cinnamomum loureiroi)
  4. the bark of such trees

See also[edit]

  • 药材 (medicinal materials of traditional Chinese medicine)

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