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nutmeg

noun uk   us   /ˈnʌt.meɡ/

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   us   /ˈnʌt.meɡ/ (-gg-) mainly UK informal
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 Vietnamese hạt nhục đậu khấu…
in Spanish nuez moscada…
in Thai ต้นจันทน์เทศ…
in Malaysian buah pala…
in French (noix) muscade…
in German die Muskatnuß…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香料, 肉豆蔻(粉)…
in Indonesian pala…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香料, 肉豆蔻(粉)…
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