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noun 
  1. an evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the East Indies for its spicy seeds
  2. the aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice
  3. a grey-brown colour
  4. (soccer) The playing of the ball between the legs of an opponent
Translations: 
  • German: Muskat , Muskatnuss (alternate spelling: Muskatnuí)
  • Dutch: muskaat , muskaatnoot
  • Italian: noce moscata
verb (nutmeg, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) to flavour with nutmeg
  2. (soccer) (transitive) to play the ball between the legs of (an opponent)
Etymology: A part-translation of Old French nois mugede (modern noix muscade), from mediaeval Latin nux muscata, literally "musky nut".


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