Definition of nutmeg noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnʌtmeɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌtmeɡ//
[uncountable, countable] Herbs and spices
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the hard seed of a tropical tree originally from SE Asia, used in cooking as a spice, especially to give flavour to cakes and sauces freshly grated nutmeg See related entries: Herbs and spices Word Originlate Middle English notemuge, partial translation of Old French nois muguede, based on Latin nux ‘nut’ + late Latin muscus ‘musk’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nutmeg