Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A concrete oil obtained by expression under heat from the common nutmeg. It has been sparingly used as an external stimulant and an ingredient in plasters. Also called
oil of nutmegsand oil of mace.
- n. The fat oil from the seeds of Myristica moschata, which contains, as glyceride, myristic acid (C14H28O2). This fat oil is a quite different substance from the essence or volatile oil obtained by distillation with water.
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