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  • n. Any member of the genus Myristica of nutmegs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous trees, constituting the order Myristiceæ, and characterized by diæcious regular flowers with a three-lobed calyx and united filaments, a single ovary-cell and ovule, and alternate leaves.
  • n. [lowercase] In pharmacy, the kernel of the seed of Myristica fragrans. It is aromatic and somewhat narcotic. See cut under arillode.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of gastropods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of Myristicaceae; tropical Asian evergreen trees with small white or yellow flowers followed by fleshy fruits


From the genus name. (Wiktionary)


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