California nutmeg


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California nutmeg

n.
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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Noun1.California nutmeg - California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavorCalifornia nutmeg - California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor
genus Torreya, Torreya - nutmeg-yews
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
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