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Recent Examples of nutmeg from the Web
Add the nutmeg, seal the jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg to blend them.
In a saucepan, beat 4 eggs with salt, cayenne, and nutmeg.
The waffle also comes with maple butter and a nutmeg hot sauce to spice things up ($13).
Avoid feeding gingerbread cookies, eggnog and other nutmeg-laced products to your canine friend.
October, on the other hand, is all about spices, including a tour of the resort’s new spice garden and cocktails spiced with nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and cloves.
In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, walnuts, and raisins, dates, or chocolate chips.
Favorite Indy restaurants including La Margarita Mexican restaurant and Smoking Goose eatery Oca will serve chorizo tacos with poblano aioli, South African sausage made with nutmeg and a whole lot more.
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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."
Origin and Etymology of nutmeg
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
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