Nutmeg meaning

nŭtmĕg
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A grayish to moderate brown.
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The act of kicking a soccer ball between the legs of a defender.
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To kick a soccerball between the legs of (a defender).
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The hard, aromatic seed of an East Indian tree (Myristica fragrans) of the nutmeg family: it is grated and used as a spice, and its outer covering yields the spice mace.
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The tree itself.
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Designating a family (Myristicaceae, order Magnoliales) of tropical, dicotyledonous trees.
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An evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the East Indies for its spicy seeds.
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The aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice.
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(soccer) The playing of the ball between the legs of an opponent.
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To flavour with nutmeg.

She decided the eggnog was lacking in flavor, so she decided to nutmeg it heavily.

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(soccer) To play the ball between the legs of (an opponent).
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An evergreen tree (Myristica fragrans) native to the East Indies and cultivated for its aromatic seeds.
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The hard, aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice when grated or ground.
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Origin of nutmeg

  • Middle English notemuge probably ultimately from Old French nois mugede alteration of nois muscade nut smelling like musk from Old Provençal notz muscada notz nut (from Latin nux nuc- nut) muscada smelling like musk (from musc musk) (from Late Latin muscus musk) N., sense 4 and v., perhaps from earlier slang nutmegs testicles or current slang nuts testicles (since the nutmegged ball passes between the defender's legs) or perhaps from rhyming slang nutmeg leg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A part-translation of Old French nois mugede (modern noix de muscade or noix muscade), from Medieval Latin nux muscata (“musky nut").

    From Wiktionary