from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans) native to the East Indies and cultivated for its spicy seeds.
- n. The hard, aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice when grated or ground.
- n. A grayish to moderate brown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the East Indies for its spicy seeds
- n. the aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice
- n. a grey-brown colour
- n. The playing of the ball between the legs of an opponent
- v. to flavour with nutmeg
- v. to play the ball between the legs of (an opponent)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg-tree, Myristica fragrans (M. moschata); also, the similar product of other trees of this genus. See Myristica.
- n. Any tree of the genus Myristica.
- n. One of various trees of other genera. See below.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
- n. East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
Middle English notemuge, probably ultimately from Old French nois mugede, alteration of nois muscade, nut smelling like musk, from Old Provençal notz muscada : notz, nut (from Latin nux, nuc-, nut) + muscada, smelling like musk (from musc, musk, from Late Latin muscus; see musk).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A part-translation of Old French nois mugede (modern noix de muscade or noix muscade), from mediaeval Latin nux muscata, literally ‘musky nut’. (Wiktionary)