Nutmeg

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

Synonyms:
Rou Dou Kou
Nutmeg (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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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