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Meaning of nutmeg

nut•meg

Pronunciation: (nut'meg), [key]
— n.
  1. the hard, aromatic seed of the fruit of an East Indian tree, Myristica fragrans, used in grated form as a spice.
  2. the similar product of certain other trees of the same genus or other genera.
  3. a tree bearing such seeds.
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