Definition of Myristica
1. Noun. Type genus of Myristicaceae; tropical Asian evergreen trees with small white or yellow flowers followed by fleshy fruits.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Myristicaceae, Myristicaceae, Nutmeg Family
Member holonyms: Myristica Fragrans, Nutmeg, Nutmeg Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myristica
Literary usage of Myristica
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"1892, 33, 372. MACASSAR NUTMEG AND MACE. Myristica ... The chief adulterant of true mace is the arillus of Myristica Mala- barica Lam., known as Bombay mace ..."
2. The Essentials of Materia Medica, and Therapeutics by Alfred Baring Garrod (1865)
"E. Myristica. Nutmeg. The kernel of the seed of Myristica Officinalis. [The kernel of the fruit of Myristica Fragrans, US] Lin. ..."
3. A Guide to therapeutics and materia medica by Robert Farquharson, Woodbury, Frank (1879)
"[ The kernel of the fruit of Myristica fragrans (Houttuyn, Nat. Hist.), US OFFICINAL PREPARATIONS, US Spiritus ..."
4. The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1921)
"Myristica. Nutmeg. US Coarse powder as a spice. Muskatnuss, G. Muscade, Noix de ... Adulterated (only rarely) with wild or false nutmeg (Myristica fatua). ..."
5. Materia Medica and Therapeutics, for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle (1886)
"The products are portions of the FRUIT of Myristica fra- grans (Nat. ... Oleum myristica (oil of nutmeg] is of a pale straw-colour; dose, ..."
6. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"Myristica angolensis, B., and Myristica longifolia, Don., are found in West Africa, and contain 60 to 70 per cent, of fat. ..."