(comparative more myristic, superlative most myristic)
- (rare) Pertaining to nutmeg.
From Italian myristico, from Late Latin myristicus (“fragrant”); the form Myristica first used by Linnaeus as a genus name for the nutmeg tree. From Byzantine Greek μυριστικός (muristikos, “fragrant”), from Ancient Greek μυρίζειν (murizein, “to anoint”), from μύρον (muron, “unguent, perfume”). Compare myronic.