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.

Exact synonyms: Myristica Fragrans, Nutmeg
Terms within: Nutmeg
Group relationships: Genus Myristica, Myristica
Generic synonyms: Spice Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutmeg Tree

nutlike
nutly
nutmeal
nutmeals
nutmeat
nutmeats
nutmeg-yew
nutmeg family
nutmeg flower
nutmeg geranium
nutmeg hickory
nutmeg liver
nutmeg melon
nutmeg oil
nutmeg tree (current term)
nutmegged
nutmegging
nutmeggy
nutmegs
nutpecker
nutpeckers
nutpick
nutpicks
nutraceutical
nutraceuticals
nutramigen
nutria
nutria rat
nutria rats

Literary usage of Nutmeg tree

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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, ..."

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