Origin of nutmeg
Examples from the Web for nutmeg
There must be some good tax accounts in the Nutmeg State, because they found the most deductions per return of any state.
At various times the list has included concrete, paper, musical instruments, and nutmeg.
Add liqueurs, stir in nutmeg, and sprinkle with a bit more nutmeg.
I love her lattice crust variation, and the addition of nutmeg sauce takes it to a whole other level.
Moore sees Dodd as a Democratic liability—a veritable David Paterson for the Nutmeg State.
Then here be fritters in the court fashion, made with curds of sack posset, eggs and ale, and seasoned with nutmeg and pepper.The Lancashire Witches|William Harrison Ainsworth
From the island of Banda, and from other islands, nutmeg and mace.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|Emma Helen Blair
Grate in a nutmeg, and covering the pan, let the gooseberries simmer in the milk for five minutes.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
Lay them on a flat dish, and when all are done, sift over them a mixture of powdered sugar and powdered cinnamon or nutmeg.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
Eat with it a sauce of butter, sugar, and nutmeg, beaten together.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book|Eliza Leslie
British Dictionary definitions for nutmeg
verb -megs, -megging or -megged (tr)
Word Origin for nutmeg
Word Origin and History for nutmeg
"hard aromatic seed of the East Indies," c.1300, from Old North French or Anglo-French *noiz mugue, from Old French nois muguete, unexplained alteration of nois muscade "nut smelling like musk," from nois "nut" (from Latin nux) + Latin muscada, fem. of muscat "musky" (see muscat). Probably influenced in English by Medieval Latin nux maga (cf. unaltered Dutch muskaatnoot, German muscatnuß, Swedish muskotnöt).
American English colloquial wooden nutmeg "anything false or fraudulent" is from 1830. Connecticut is called the Nutmeg State "in allusion to the story that wooden nutmegs are there manufactured for exportation." [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1859]