- nutmeg:  Etymologically, the nutmeg is the ‘musk-flavoured nut’. The word originated as a partial anglicization of Anglo-Norman *nois mugue, which came via Old French nois muguede from Vulgar Latin *nuce muscāta, literally ‘musky nut’. This ‘musky’ connection, now effectively concealed in English, is still apparent in, for example, German muskatnuss, Swedish muskotnöt, and French noix muscade.
=> musk, nut
- nutmeg (n.)
- "hard aromatic seed of the East Indies," c. 1300, from Old North French or Anglo-French *noiz mugue, from Old French nois muguete, unexplained alteration of nois muscade "nut smelling like musk," from nois "nut" (from Latin nux) + Latin muscada, fem. of muscat "musky" (see muscat). Probably influenced in English by Medieval Latin nux maga (compare unaltered Dutch muskaatnoot, German muscatnuß, Swedish muskotnöt).
American English colloquial wooden nutmeg "anything false or fraudulent" is from 1830. Connecticut is called the Nutmeg State "in allusion to the story that wooden nutmegs are there manufactured for exportation." [John Russell Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1859]
- 1. Nutmeg, parsley and cider all complement the flavour of these beans well.
- 2. Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and cloves are common spices.
- 姜 、 肉豆蔻 、 肉桂 、 胡椒、丁香都是常用的香料.
- 3. Season the pudding with grated fresh nutmeg.
- 4. There was a nutmeg growing in the garden.
- 5. But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear.
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