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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Hard aromatic seed used as spice when grated or ground; East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed.

Usage examples (34)
  • Did you get, I think they call it nutmeg, or pepper?
  • The Fat Ladies taught me that nutmeg is the seed, and mace is the ground outer husk.
  • Freshly ground nutmeg is always the most flavorful, but preground will work if you have none fresh.
  • The nutmeg is the favourite food of the large pigeons we heard booming their note in the quiet woods. for more
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