nutmeg was our Word of the Day on 10/08/2011. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Recent Examples of nutmeg from the Web
Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and mace.
In the bowl from the stand mixer (or a heatproof bowl if using a hand mixer), place the egg whites, cream of tartar, sugar, and nutmeg.
Forty-five miles south of the city, the Buddhist temple of Baekyangsa dates back to the 7th century (though most of its current architecture was completed in 1917), and has serene grounds which include a colony of roughly 5,000 nutmeg trees.
For the dumplings: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
Combine the flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in a large bowl.
Apply this same thinking to other baking spices like nutmeg and cloves.
Cheese: Antoni’s good friend Dijon mustard again, ground nutmeg, salt, cottage cheese, whole milk, parmesan, Gruyere, cheddar (actually from Vermont!), panko.
Grate some fresh nutmeg (just a light dusting) over and place pan in oven; broil until cheese starts to turn golden and bubble.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nutmeg.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Nutmeg is native to the Moluccas, Indonesian islands in the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia. The word nutmeg, however, comes from Old Occitan, a Romance language spoken in southern France during the latter half of the Middle Ages. Old Occitan "noz muscada" combines "noz" ("nut"), from Latin nuc-, nux, with "muscada," a feminine form of muscat, meaning "musky." The history of "muscat" can in turn be traced back through Late Latin, Greek, and Middle Persian to a Sanskrit word meaning "mouse."
NUTMEG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nutmeg for English Language Learners
: a spice made from the hard seed of a tropical tree and used in cooking and baking
NUTMEG Defined for Kids
medical Definition of nutmeg
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up nutmeg? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).