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English definition of “nutmeg”

nutmeg

noun uk   /ˈnʌt.meɡ/ us  

nutmeg noun (SPICE)

[C or U] the hard fruit of a tropical tree, or a brown powder made from this, used as a spice to add flavour to food: Grate some nutmeg on top of the pudding.

nutmeg noun (FOOTBALL)

[C] informal in football, an occasion when a player kicks the ball through an opponent's legs

nutmeg

verb [T] uk   /ˈnʌt.meɡ/ (-gg-) mainly UK informal us  
in football, to kick the ball through an opponent's legs: Roberts added the second goal five minutes into the second half when he nutmegged Evans.
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