Nuez moscada

Fully ripe and split nutmeg seed hanging in tree in Kerala, India. Nutmeg is a tropical spice that delivers two distinct flavors. Genus is Myristica.

Myristica fragrans, Nux Moschata

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Nutmeg (Wiktionary)



From Middle English notemege, notemuge, a partial translation of Medieval Latin nux muga, a variant of Medieval Latin nux muscata (musky nut). Compare also Old French nois mugede.


  • IPA(key): /ˈnʌt.mɛɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡ


nutmeg (countable and uncountable, plural nutmegs)

  1. An evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans) cultivated in the East Indies for its spicy seeds.
  2. The aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice.
    1. (uncountable) The powdered
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