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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.
Translations of “nutmeg”
in Spanish nuez moscada…
in French (noix) muscade…
in German die Muskatnuß…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香料, 肉豆蔻(粉)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香料, 肉豆蔻(粉)…
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