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nutmeg,

name applied to members of the family Myristicaceae. The true nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is an evergreen tree native to the Moluccas but now cultivated elsewhere in the tropics and to a limited extent in S Florida. The fruit is the source of two spices of commercial value: whole or ground nutmeg, from the inner seed; and mace, from the fibrous aril (seed covering) that separates the seed from its thick outer husk. It also supplies butters and an essential oil used in medicines, toilet preparations, and dentifrices. Other trees of the Myristica genus, also called nutmegs, are of a limited use commercially. Several species of the tropical American genus Virola are valuable for timber (e.g., V. surinamensis) and the red resinous sap of some others is boiled down, powdered, and made into a hallucinogenic snuff by some Amazonian indigenous peoples. Connecticut is called the Nutmeg State. Nutmeg is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Magnoliales, family Myristicaceae.

Bibliography

See G. Milton, Nathaniel's Nutmeg (1999).

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nutmeg

Common spice considered to be an aphrodisiac in many cultures. Source of myrisiticin, a mild central nervous system stimulant and euphoric. Some people grind down a nut for fresh nutmeg and take it as a way to get high. Be aware large doses are poisonous and can cause miscarriage. As an intoxicant, can lead to hallucinations, delirium and days of nausea and headaches. Used as an anti-parasitic. A small amount of nutmeg, about the size of a pea, can be taken once daily for a year to relieve chronic nervous problems, as well as heart problems stemming from poor circulation.

nutmeg

[′nət‚meg]
(botany)
Myristica fragrans. A dark-leafed evergreen tree of the family Myristicaceae cultivated for the golden-yellow fruits which resemble apricots; a delicately flavored spice is obtained from the kernels inside the seeds.

nutmeg

1. an East Indian evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the tropics for its hard aromatic seed: family Myristicaceae
2. the seed of this tree, used as a spice
3. any of several similar trees or their fruit
4. a greyish-brown colour

nutmeg

1. an East Indian evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the tropics for its hard aromatic seed: family Myristicaceae
2. any of several similar trees or their fruit
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Yes, sir; drunk with the nutmegs that it devoured under the nutmeg-tree, under which I found it.
I then took leave of him, and exchanging my merchandise for sandal and aloes wood, camphor, nutmegs, cloves, pepper, and ginger, I embarked upon the same vessel and traded so successfully upon our homeward voyage that I arrived in Balsora with about one hundred thousand sequins.
Especially, you cannot make a man of business out of a genius, any more than money out of a Jew, or the best nutmegs out of pine-knots.
Besides this, we bought a large quantity of raw silk, and some other goods, our cargo amounting, in these goods only, to about three thousand five hundred pounds sterling; which, together with tea and some fine calicoes, and three camels' loads of nutmegs and cloves, loaded in all eighteen camels for our share, besides those we rode upon; these, with two or three spare horses, and two horses loaded with provisions, made together twenty-six camels and horses in our retinue.
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5 tbsp honey 1 tsp ground ginger Half tsp ground nutmeg 1 tbsp ground cumin 500ml milk 250ml double cream 250ml water Salt and black pepper TO SERVE Coriander leaves Nigella (black onion) seeds Greek-style yoghurt 1.
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This recipe for Nutmeg Muffins With Fresh Strawberry Syrup is wonderfully unadorned, but adding the strawberry syrup makes the muffins sublime.
1 NUTMEG contains many essential volatile oils like myristicin, elemicin and safrole, which give a sweet aromatic flavour to nutmeg.
The Grenada government is placing particular emphasis on the rehabilitation and replanting of nutmeg and cocoa under its farm labor subsidy program, reports Caribbean News Now (July 20, 2013).
INGREDIENTS 1 large egg 150ml milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract A few pinches of ground cinnamon or a few grates of nutmeg 4 thick slices fruit bread 1 apple - crisp, such as a Cox, Pink Lady or Braeburn 100g Wensleydale cheese, thinly sliced 4tsp honey or maple syrup, to serve METHOD Preheat the oven to 180(r)C/350(r)F/Gas Mark 4.