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An evergreen tree (Torreya californica) native to California, having yewlike linear leaves and solitary drupelike seeds surrounded by a green, purple-streaked, fleshy aril.
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|Noun||1.||California nutmeg - California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor|
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves