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English noun: nutmeg

1. nutmeg (plant) East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace

SynonymsMyristica fragrans, nutmeg tree

Broader (hypernym)spice tree

Part holonymnutmeg

Member meronymgenus Myristica, Myristica

2. nutmeg (food) hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground

Broader (hypernym)spice

Part meronymMyristica fragrans, nutmeg, nutmeg tree

Substance meronymmace

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