from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans) native to the East Indies and cultivated for its spicy seeds.
- n. The hard, aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice when grated or ground.
- n. A grayish to moderate brown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the East Indies for its spicy seeds
- n. the aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice
- n. a grey-brown colour
- n. The playing of the ball between the legs of an opponent
- v. to flavour with nutmeg
- v. to play the ball between the legs of (an opponent)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg-tree, Myristica fragrans (M. moschata); also, the similar product of other trees of this genus. See Myristica.
- n. Any tree of the genus Myristica.
- n. One of various trees of other genera. See below.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
- n. East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
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.
Some natural sassafras and nutmeg from the grapes, but none of the over-the-top oak to mask what might or might not be present in the fruit.
Did you get, I think they call it nutmeg, or pepper?
The nutmeg is the favourite food of the large pigeons we heard booming their note in the quiet woods.
The wild nutmeg is indigenous, and the nutmeg of commerce and the clove have been introduced and thrive.
Most of its flavor comes from butter, vanilla and nutmeg, which is a simple and satisfying combination.
But winter's favorite spice has also made headlines as an unconventional way of getting high -- it's called a nutmeg high.
The nutmeg is a nice addition and one of those ingredients that adds just enough to get people to notice, but not an easy give a way of what it is.