nutmeg Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “nutmeg” in the English Dictionary

"nutmeg" in British English

See all translations

nutmegnoun

uk   us   /ˈnʌt.meɡ/

nutmeg noun (SPICE)

[C or U] the hard ​fruit of a ​tropicaltree, or a ​brownpowder made from this, used as a ​spice to ​addflavour to ​food: Grate some nutmeg on ​top of the ​pudding.

nutmeg noun (FOOTBALL)

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

nutmegverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈnʌt.meɡ/ (-gg-) 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.
(Definition of nutmeg from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nutmeg" in American English

See all translations

nutmegnoun [U]

 us   /ˈnʌt·meɡ/
a ​brownpowder made from the ​fruit of a ​tree and used as a ​spice
(Definition of nutmeg from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nutmeg”
in Spanish nuez moscada…
in Vietnamese hạt nhục đậu khấu…
in Malaysian buah pala…
in Thai ต้นจันทน์เทศ…
in French (noix) muscade…
in German die Muskatnuß…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香料, 肉豆蔻(粉)…
in Indonesian pala…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香料, 肉豆蔻(粉)…
What is the pronunciation of nutmeg?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More