Found 2 items, similar to Torreya Californica.
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Definition: Torreya californica
n : California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but
with a strong turpentine flavor [syn: California nutmeg
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Definition: Torreya Californica
, 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