the hard, aromatic seed of the fruit of an East Indian tree, Myristica fragrans, used in grated form as a spice.
the similar product of certain other trees of the same genus or other genera.
a tree bearing such seeds.
- nutmegged, adjective
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How to use nutmeg in a sentence
When you have incorporated all the milk, bring the sauce to a boil, then remove from the heat, stir in a little grated nutmeg, and season to taste with salt and pepper.A Hearty Lasagna Recipe That Swaps Ground Beef for Ground Tuna | Monica Burton | September 1, 2021 | Eater
Add the ground turkey, salt, fennel seeds, garlic powder, paprika and nutmeg, and increase the heat to high.
Stir in the coconut cream or milk, orange zest, pepper and nutmeg, if using, and simmer until the coconut cream reduces slightly and thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.A pernil-style pork tenderloin that conjures the smells of a Puerto Rican kitchen | Daniela Galarza | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
We separated yolks, measured out flour, and whisked it all together with some salt and nutmeg powder until everything coalesced.How I Tried (and Failed) And Tried Again to Master the Goan Bebinca Cake | Joanna Lobo | April 1, 2021 | Eater
Strain into a glass and add a few dashes of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick for garnish.
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.
Consider this: At a certain point the list of items Gazans could not import included nutmeg and fishing rods.
Season with salt, white pepper and nutmeg and cover the pot.
Add liqueurs, stir in nutmeg, and sprinkle with a bit more nutmeg.
More like the noise of powdering an iron bar on a nutmeg-grater, suggested Brittle.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
The clove-tree is somewhat smaller, and cannot boast of such luxuriant foliage, or such fine large leaves as the nutmeg-tree.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The kernel is almost the same colour as the nutmeg, but it has no net-work: it is dried in the shade.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Add two shalots, a little salt and pepper, a grate of nutmeg, a gill of mushroom ketchup and the same of Marsala.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode | Harriet A. de Salis
The thimble denoted a thrifty housewife; the button, a life of single blessedness; and the nutmeg, a good cook.Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for nutmeg
an East Indian evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the tropics for its hard aromatic seed: family Myristicaceae: See also mace 2
the seed of this tree, used as a spice
any of several similar trees or their fruit
a greyish-brown colour
British sport informal to kick or hit the ball between the legs of (an opposing player)
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