myristica definition

  • noun:
    • Any person in the genus Myristica of nutmegs.
    • A genus of apetalous trees, constituting the order Myristiceæ, and characterized by diæcious regular flowers with a three-lobed calyx and united filaments, a single ovary-cell and ovule, and alternate leaves.
    • [lowercase] In drugstore, the kernel associated with the seed of Myristica fragrans. It is aromatic and notably narcotic. See cut under arillode.
    • In zoology, a genus of gastropods.
    • type genus of Myristicaceae; exotic Asian evergreen woods with little white or yellowish blossoms followed closely by fleshy fresh fruits

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