la canela
-the cinnamon
See the entry for canela.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (spice)
a. cinnamon
Después de la cena me tomé un té de canela.After lunch I drank a cinnamon tea.
Este postre tiene un poco de canela.This dessert has a little cinnamon.
2. (botany)
a. cinnamon
La canela crecía originalmente en Asia antes de ser difundida por el mundo entero.Cinnamon originally grew in Asia before being spread worldwide.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. cinnamon-colored
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay algunas ardillas canela en el bosque cerca de aquí.There are a few cinnamon-colored squirrels in the forest near here.
b. cinnamon-coloured (United Kingdom)
Después de una semana en Cancún, su piel ya era canela.After a week in Cancun, her skin was already cinnamon-coloured.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. cinnamon
2. (fig)
ser canela finato be sheer class
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1 (Botánica) (Culin) cinnamon
ser canela fina o en rama
Ana es canela fina o en rama Ana is wonderful; este torero es canela fina he's a brilliant bullfighter; prueba estas gambas, son canela fina try these prawns, they're exquisite
es canela en rama
canela en polvo ground cinnamon
canela en rama stick cinnamon
2 (Caribe) (mulata) mulatto girl
good gracious!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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