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California nutmeg

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noun
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.
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Origin of California nutmeg

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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