nutmeg Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “nutmeg” in the English Dictionary

"nutmeg" in British English

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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)

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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)…
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