Definition of Nutmeg family
1. Noun. Family of aromatic tropical trees with arillate seeds.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Ranales, Order Ranunculales, Ranales, Ranunculales
Member holonyms: Genus Myristica, Myristica
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutmeg Family
Literary usage of Nutmeg family
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1. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"R, OR nutmeg family. A small family consisting of about 80 species of tropical trees and shrubs. The leaves are entire and evergreen ..."
2. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... JE, OR nutmeg family. A small family consisting of about 80 species of tropical trees and shrubs. The leaves are entire and evergreen, the flowers are ..."
3. Pharmaceutical Botany by Heber Wilkinson Youngken, Francis Edward Stewart (1914)
"E.—An order of apetalous trees—the nutmeg family—comprising the single genus Myristica, of about 80 species. Myristica.—A large tropical genus of fragrant, ..."
4. British and Garden Botany: Consisting of Descriptions of the Flowering by Leo Hartley Grindon (1864)
"THE nutmeg family.—Myristica'ceai. Tropical trees, chiefly belonging to India, in several cases remarkable for their aromatic products, and especially so in ..."
5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... meaning an anointing medium, in reference to the fragrant fruit). nutmeg family. Fig. 23. Trees or shrubs: leaves alternate,.coriaceous, entire: flowers ..."