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Definition of "nutmeg" []

  • An evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans) native to the East Indies and cultivated for its spicy seeds. (noun)
  • The hard, aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice when grated or ground. (noun)
  • A grayish to moderate brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nutmeg" in a sentence
  • "If only a small amount of nutmeg is called for in a recipe, a few grinds should be enough to impart some nutmeg flavor."
  • "Freshly ground nutmeg is always the most flavorful, but preground will work if you have none fresh."
  • "The Fat Ladies taught me that nutmeg is the seed, and mace is the ground outer husk."