- A ceremonial staff borne or displayed as the symbol of authority of a legislative body. (noun)
- A macebearer. (noun)
- A heavy medieval war club with a spiked or flanged metal head, used to crush armor. (noun)
- An aromatic spice made from the dried, waxy, scarlet or yellowish covering that partly encloses the kernel of the nutmeg. (noun)
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