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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nutmeg  \Nut"meg\,  n.  [OE.  notemuge  note  nut  +  OF  muge  musk,  of 
  the  same  origin  as  E.  musk;  cf  OF  noix  muguette  nutmeg,  F. 
  noix  muscade.  See  {Nut},  and  {Musk}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  kernel  of  the  fruit  of  the  nutmeg  tree  ({Myristica 
  fragrans}),  a  native  of  the  Molucca  Islands,  but  cultivated 
  elsewhere  in  the  tropics. 
  Note:  This  fruit  is  a  nearly  spherical  drupe,  of  the  size  of 
  a  pear,  of  a  yellowish  color  without  and  almost  white 
  within.  This  opens  into  two  nearly  equal  longitudinal 
  valves,  inclosing  the  nut  surrounded  by  its  aril,  which 
  is  mace  The  nutmeg  is  an  aromatic,  very  grateful  to  the 
  taste  and  smell,  and  much  used  in  cookery.  Other 
  species  of  {Myristica}  yield  nutmegs  of  inferior 
  {American},  {Calabash},  or  {Jamaica},  {nutmeg},  the  fruit  of 
  a  tropical  shrub  ({Monodora  Myristica}).  It  is  about  the 
  size  of  an  orange,  and  contains  many  aromatic  seeds 
  imbedded  in  pulp. 
  {Brazilian  nutmeg},  the  fruit  of  a  lauraceous  tree, 
  {Cryptocarya  moschata}. 
  {California  nutmeg},  tree  of  the  Yew  family  ({Torreya 
  Californica}),  growing  in  the  Western  United  States,  and 
  having  a  seed  which  resembles  a  nutmeg  in  appearance,  but 
  is  strongly  impregnated  with  turpentine. 
  {Clove  nutmeg},  the  {Ravensara  aromatica},  a  laura  ceous  tree 
  of  Madagascar.  The  foliage  is  used  as  a  spice,  but  the 
  seed  is  acrid  and  caustic. 
  {Jamaica  nutmeg}.  See  American  nutmeg  (above). 
  {Nutmeg  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Indian  finch  ({Munia 
  {Nutmeg  butter},  a  solid  oil  extracted  from  the  nutmeg  by 
  {Nutmeg  flower}  (Bot.),  a  ranunculaceous  herb  ({Nigella 
  sativa})  with  small  black  aromatic  seeds,  which  are  used 
  medicinally  and  for  excluding  moths  from  furs  and 
  {Nutmeg  liver}  (Med.),  a  name  applied  to  the  liver,  when  as 
  the  result  of  heart  or  lung  disease,  it  undergoes 
  congestion  and  pigmentation  about  the  central  veins  of  its 
  lobules,  giving  it  an  appearance  resembling  that  of  a 
  {Nutmeg  melon}  (Bot.),  a  small  variety  of  muskmelon  of  a  rich 
  {Nutmeg  pigeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  pigeons  of  the  genus  {Myristicivora},  native  of  the  East 
  Indies  and  Australia.  The  color  is  usually  white,  or 
  cream-white,  with  black  on  the  wings  and  tail. 
  {Nutmeg  wood}  (Bot.),  the  wood  of  the  Palmyra  palm. 
  {Peruvian  nutmeg},  the  aromatic  seed  of  a  South  American  tree 
  ({Laurelia  sempervirens}). 
  {Plume  nutmeg}  (Bot.),  a  spicy  tree  of  Australia 
  ({Atherosperma  moschata}). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  American  \A*mer"i*can\,  a.  [Named  from  Americus  Vespucius.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  America;  as  the  American  continent: 
  American  Indians. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  United  States.  ``A  young  officer 
  of  the  American  navy.''  --Lyell. 
  {American  ivy}.  See  {Virginia  creeper}. 
  {American  Party}  (U.  S.  Politics),  a  party,  about  1854,  which 
  opposed  the  influence  of  foreign-born  citizens,  and  those 
  supposed  to  owe  allegiance  to  a  foreign  power. 
  {Native  american  Party}  (U.  S.  Politics),  a  party  of 
  principles  similar  to  those  of  the  American  party.  It 
  arose  about  1843,  but  soon  died  out 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  American  \A*mer"i*can\,  n. 
  A  native  of  America;  --  originally  applied  to  the  aboriginal 
  inhabitants,  but  now  applied  to  the  descendants  of  Europeans 
  born  in  America,  and  especially  to  the  citizens  of  the  United 
  The  name  American  must  always  exalt  the  pride  of 
  patriotism.  --Washington. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  United  States  of  America  or  its  people 
  or  language  or  culture;  "American  citizens";  "American 
  English";  "the  American  dream"  [syn:  {American}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  continents  and 
  islands  of  the  Americas;  "the  American  hemisphere"; 
  "American  flora  and  fauna"  [syn:  {American}] 
  n  1:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  the  United  States  [syn:  {American}] 
  2:  the  English  language  as  used  in  the  US  [syn:  {American 
  English},  {American  language},  {American}] 
  3:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  America  [syn:  {American}] 

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