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Definition: Plume nutmeg
, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of
the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F.
noix muscade. See Nut
, and Musk
The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans
), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated
elsewhere in the tropics.
Note: This fruit is a nearly spherical drupe, of the size of
a pear, of a yellowish color without and almost white
within. This opens into two nearly equal longitudinal
valves, inclosing the nut surrounded by its aril, which
is mace. The nutmeg is an aromatic, very grateful to
the taste and smell, and much used in cookery. Other
species of Myristica
yield nutmegs of inferior
, Calabash nutmeg
, or Jamaica nutmeg
the fruit of a tropical shrub (Monodora Myristica
is about the size of an orange, and contains many aromatic
seeds imbedded in pulp.
, the fruit of a lauraceous tree,
, a tree of the Yew family (Torreya Californica
), growing in the Western United States, and
having a seed which resembles a nutmeg in appearance, but
is strongly impregnated with turpentine.
, the Ravensara aromatica
, a lauraceous tree
of Madagascar. The foliage is used as a spice, but the
seed is acrid and caustic.
. See American nutmeg (above).
(Zo["o]l.), an Indian finch (Munia punctularia
, a solid oil extracted from the nutmeg by
(Bot.), a ranunculaceous herb (Nigella sativa
) with small black aromatic seeds, which are used
medicinally and for excluding moths from furs and
(Med.), a name applied to the liver, when, as
the result of heart or lung disease, it undergoes
congestion and pigmentation about the central veins of its
lobules, giving it an appearance resembling that of a
(Bot.), a small variety of muskmelon of a rich
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
pigeons of the genus Myristicivora
, native of the East
Indies and Australia. The color is usually white, or
cream-white, with black on the wings and tail.
(Bot.), the wood of the Palmyra palm.
, the aromatic seed of a South American tree
(Bot.), a spicy tree of Australia
, n. [F., fr. L. pluma. Cf. Fly
1. A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long,
conspicuous, or handsome feather.
Wings . . . of many a colored plume. --Milton.
2. (Zo["o]l.) An ornamental tuft of feathers.
3. A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a
waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling
His high plume, that nodded o'er his head. --Dryden.
4. A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides
himself; a prize or reward. “Ambitious to win from me
5. (Bot.) A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence
resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large
(Zo["o]l.), any bird that yields ornamental
plumes, especially the species of Epimarchus from New
Guinea, and some of the herons and egrets, as the white
heron of Florida (Ardea candidissima
(a) A kind of grass (Erianthus saccharoides
) with the
spikelets arranged in great silky plumes, growing in
swamps in the Southern United States.
(b) The still finer Erianthus Ravenn[ae]
Mediterranean region. The name is sometimes extended
to the whole genus.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous small, slender
moths, belonging to the family Pterophorid[ae]
. Most of
them have the wings deeply divided into two or more
plumelike lobes. Some species are injurious to the
(Bot.), an aromatic Australian tree
), whose numerous carpels are
tipped with long plumose persistent styles.