California nutmeg

  1. a tall, pungently aromatic California evergreen tree, Torreya californica, of the yew family, having a fissured, gray-brown bark and small, purple-streaked, green fruit.

Origin of California nutmeg

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Words Nearby California nutmeg Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023