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nut·meg

 (nŭt′mĕg′)
n.
1. An evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans) native to the East Indies and cultivated for its aromatic seeds.
2. The hard, aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice when grated or ground.
3. A grayish to moderate brown.
4. The act of kicking a soccer ball between the legs of a defender.
tr.v. nut·megged, nut·meg·ging, nut·megs
To kick a soccerball between the legs of (a defender).

[Middle English notemuge, probably ultimately from Old French nois mugede, alteration of nois muscade, nut smelling like musk, from Old Provençal notz muscada : notz, nut (from Latin nux, nuc-, nut) + muscada, smelling like musk (from musc, musk, from Late Latin muscus; see musk). N., sense 4 and v., perhaps from earlier slang nutmegs, testicles, or current slang nuts, testicles (since the nutmegged ball passes between the defender's legs) or perhaps from rhyming slang nutmeg, leg.]

nutmeg

(ˈnʌtmɛɡ)
n
1. (Plants) an East Indian evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the tropics for its hard aromatic seed: family Myristicaceae. See also mace2
2. (Cookery) the seed of this tree, used as a spice
3. (Plants) any of several similar trees or their fruit
4. (Colours) a greyish-brown colour
vb (tr) , -megs, -megging or -megged
(Soccer) sport informal Brit to kick or hit the ball between the legs of (an opposing player)
[C13: from Old French nois muguede, from Old Provençal noz muscada musk-scented nut, from Latin nux nut + muscus musk]

nut•meg

(ˈnʌt mɛg)

n.
1. the hard, aromatic seed of an East Indian tree, Myristica fragrans, of the nutmeg family, used in grated form as a spice.
2. a similar seed of certain related trees.
3. a tree bearing the nutmeg seed.
[1300–50; Middle English notemug(g)e, perhaps back formation from *notemugede < Old French mugate, musgade < Old Provençal; see muscat]

nutmeg


Past participle: nutmegged
Gerund: nutmegging

Imperative
nutmeg
nutmeg
Present
I nutmeg
you nutmeg
he/she/it nutmegs
we nutmeg
you nutmeg
they nutmeg
Preterite
I nutmegged
you nutmegged
he/she/it nutmegged
we nutmegged
you nutmegged
they nutmegged
Present Continuous
I am nutmegging
you are nutmegging
he/she/it is nutmegging
we are nutmegging
you are nutmegging
they are nutmegging
Present Perfect
I have nutmegged
you have nutmegged
he/she/it has nutmegged
we have nutmegged
you have nutmegged
they have nutmegged
Past Continuous
I was nutmegging
you were nutmegging
he/she/it was nutmegging
we were nutmegging
you were nutmegging
they were nutmegging
Past Perfect
I had nutmegged
you had nutmegged
he/she/it had nutmegged
we had nutmegged
you had nutmegged
they had nutmegged
Future
I will nutmeg
you will nutmeg
he/she/it will nutmeg
we will nutmeg
you will nutmeg
they will nutmeg
Future Perfect
I will have nutmegged
you will have nutmegged
he/she/it will have nutmegged
we will have nutmegged
you will have nutmegged
they will have nutmegged
Future Continuous
I will be nutmegging
you will be nutmegging
he/she/it will be nutmegging
we will be nutmegging
you will be nutmegging
they will be nutmegging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nutmegging
you have been nutmegging
he/she/it has been nutmegging
we have been nutmegging
you have been nutmegging
they have been nutmegging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nutmegging
you will have been nutmegging
he/she/it will have been nutmegging
we will have been nutmegging
you will have been nutmegging
they will have been nutmegging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nutmegging
you had been nutmegging
he/she/it had been nutmegging
we had been nutmegging
you had been nutmegging
they had been nutmegging
Conditional
I would nutmeg
you would nutmeg
he/she/it would nutmeg
we would nutmeg
you would nutmeg
they would nutmeg
Past Conditional
I would have nutmegged
you would have nutmegged
he/she/it would have nutmegged
we would have nutmegged
you would have nutmegged
they would have nutmegged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nutmeg - East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seednutmeg - East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
nutmeg - hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
genus Myristica, Myristica - type genus of Myristicaceae; tropical Asian evergreen trees with small white or yellow flowers followed by fleshy fruits
spice tree - tree bearing aromatic bark or berries
2.nutmeg - hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
mace - spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, nutmeg tree - East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
Translations
جُوزَةُ الطِّيبِجوزَة الطّيب
muškátmuškátový oříšek
muskatnødmuskat
muskotti
muškatni oraščić
szerecsendió
múskat
ナツメグ
육두구
muskato riešutas
muskatrieksts
muškátový orech
muskotnötmuskotträdmuskot
ต้นจันทน์เทศ
küçük Hindistan ceviziküçük hindistancevizi
hạt nhục đậu khấu

nutmeg

[ˈnʌtmeg] Nnuez f moscada

nutmeg

[ˈnʌtmɛg] nnoix f muscade, muscade fnutmeg grater nrâpe f à muscade

nutmeg

[ˈnʌtˌmɛg] nnoce f moscata

nutmeg

(ˈnatmeg) noun
a hard seed ground into a powder and used as a spice in food.

nutmeg

جُوزَةُ الطِّيبِ muškátový oříšek muskatnød Muskatnuss μοσχοκάρυδο nuez moscada muskotti muscade muškatni oraščić noce moscata ナツメグ 육두구 nootmuskaat muskat gałka muszkatołowa noz-moscada мускатный орех muskotnöt ต้นจันทน์เทศ küçük Hindistan cevizi hạt nhục đậu khấu 肉豆蔻
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Yes, sir; drunk with the nutmegs that it devoured under the nutmeg-tree, under which I found it.
said Miss Ophelia to herself, proceeding to tumble over the drawer, where she found a nutmeg-grater and two or three nutmegs, a Methodist hymn-book, a couple of soiled Madras handkerchiefs, some yarn and knitting-work, a paper of tobacco and a pipe, a few crackers, one or two gilded china-saucers with some pomade in them, one or two thin old shoes, a piece of flannel carefully pinned up enclosing some small white onions, several damask table-napkins, some coarse crash towels, some twine and darning-needles, and several broken papers, from which sundry sweet herbs were sifting into the drawer.
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.
The pines, great and small, grew wide apart; and even between the clumps of nutmeg and azalea, wide open spaces baked in the hot sunshine.
The locomotive, guided by an English engineer and fed with English coal, threw out its smoke upon cotton, coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while the steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees, in the midst of which were seen picturesque bungalows, viharis (sort of abandoned monasteries), and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of Indian architecture.
These things were crowded with utensils of all sorts: frying pans, sauce pans, kettles, forks, knives, basting and soup spoons, nutmeg graters, sifters, colanders, meat saws, flat irons, rolling pins and many other things of a like nature.
And to the rest she added a pint of milk, two eggs, four spoons of sugar, nutmeg, and some crackers, put it in a deep dish, and baked it till it was brown and nice, and next day it was eaten by a family named March.
Bishop said that when he was a young man, and had fallen for a brief space into the habit of writing sermons on Saturdays, a habit which all young sons of the church should sedulously avoid, he had frequently been sensible of a depression, arising as he supposed from an over- taxed intellect, upon which the yolk of a new-laid egg, beaten up by the good woman in whose house he at that time lodged, with a glass of sound sherry, nutmeg, and powdered sugar acted like a charm.
Drawing a chair to the fire, I desired mine host to favor us with a glass apiece of whiskey punch, which was speedily prepared, steaming hot, with a slice of lemon at the bottom, a dark-red stratum of port wine upon the surface, and a sprinkling of nutmeg strewn over all.