Definition of Nutmeg tree
1. Noun. East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace.
Terms within: Nutmeg
Group relationships: Genus Myristica, Myristica
Generic synonyms: Spice Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutmeg Tree
Literary usage of Nutmeg tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1856)
"There could be little difficulty in procuring the seed. It is a Torreya that has been said to be a nutmeg-tree, by the wise men emigrated to California. ..."
2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"This is a wild nutmeg-tree, larger and much more beautiful than the ... is a real wild nutmeg-tree, the trunk of which is large, and the branches ..."
3. The Universe: Or, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little by Félix-Archimède Pouchet (1884)
"... these we must not omit to name a tree which selects the fruit instead of the bark as a store-house for its aroma; it is the nutmeg- 194.—Nutmeg-tree—Myi ..."
4. The Saturday Magazine (1840)
"The nutmeg-tree is said to bear fruit and leaves at almost all ages ... The natives of the Banda Island preserve the fruit of the nutmeg-tree entire, ..."