1. [ noun ] (botany) East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
Synonyms: Myristica_fragrans nutmeg_tree
Related terms: spice_tree Myristica
2. [ noun ] (food) hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
Related terms: spice mace
Similar spelling:   Nutting