Nutmeg Definition

nŭtmĕg
nutmegs
noun
nutmegs
The tree itself.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A grayish to moderate brown.
American Heritage
The act of kicking a soccer ball between the legs of a defender.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • nutmeg tree
  • Myristica fragrans
verb
To kick a soccerball between the legs of (a defender).
American Heritage

To flavour with nutmeg.

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

(soccer) To play the ball between the legs of (an opponent).

Wiktionary
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adjective
Designating a family (Myristicaceae, order Magnoliales) of tropical, dicotyledonous trees.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Nutmeg

Noun

Singular:
nutmeg
Plural:
nutmegs

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

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