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