Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [lowercase] In pharmacy, the kernel of the seed of Myristica fragrans. It is aromatic and somewhat narcotic. See cut under arillode.
  • noun In zoology, a genus of gastropods.

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  • noun botany Any member of the genus Myristica of nutmegs.

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

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • Massularia acuminata, Monodora myristica, Homalium spp., and Alchornea cordifolia.

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  • The missionary Gili, who did not advance so far as the regions I am now describing, seems to confound the varimacu, or guarimacu, with the myristica, or nutmeg-tree of America.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • The missionary Gili, who did not advance so far as the regions I am now describing, seems to confound the varimacu, or guarimacu, with the myristica, or nutmeg-tree of America.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • Nutmeg is member of the botanical family myristicaceae, this tall evergreen tree (myristica fragrans) is native to the Indonesian Banda Islands, where the Portuguese first found it in the 1500s.

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  • Nutmeg is member of the botanical family myristicaceae, this tall evergreen tree (myristica fragrans) is native to the Indonesian Banda Islands, where the Portuguese first found it in the 1500s.

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