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nutmeg

noun nut·meg \ˈnət-ˌmeg, -ˌmāg\

: a spice made from the hard seed of a tropical tree and used in cooking and baking

Full Definition of NUTMEG

1
:  an aromatic seed produced by an evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans of the family Myristicaceae, the nutmeg family) native to the Moluccas; also :  the ground seed used as a spice — compare mace 2
2
:  a tree yielding nutmeg

Origin of NUTMEG

Middle English notemigge, notemuge, ultimately from Old Occitan noz muscada, from noz nut (from Latin nuc-, nux) + muscada, feminine of muscat musky — more at muscat
First Known Use: 15th century

nutmeg

noun nut·meg \ˈnət-ˌmeg, -ˌmāg\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NUTMEG

1
:  an aromatic seed that is used as a spice and is produced by a tree of the genus Myristica (M. fragrans of the family Myristicaceae, the nutmeg family) native to the Moluccas—called also myristica
2
:  a tree that produces nutmegs

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