Definition of California nutmeg

1. Noun. California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor.

Exact synonyms: Nutmeg-yew, Torreya Californica
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew



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Literary usage of California nutmeg

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography by Titus Fey Cronise (1868)
"Oaks—Cedars—Firs—california nutmeg—California Yew Tree—Laurel—Manzanita— Madrona—Horse Chestnut, or Buckeye—Shrub* and Plants—Poison ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1854)
"... who had just returned from San Francisco, a specimen of what was called the california nutmeg. I immediately considered it a species of ..."

3. The Year-book of Agriculture, Or, the Annual of Agricultural Progress and by David Ames Wells (1856)
"The california nutmeg—Torreya myristica. Tin. annexed engraving represents the tree which has of late years been often alluded to as the california nutmeg. ..."

4. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"california nutmeg. Plate 53. TORREYA CALIFORNIA Torrey, NY Jour. ... The California Nutmeg, one of the most singular as well as one of the most handsome of ..."

5. Proceedings, International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization by C. Raveret-Wattel (1904)
"LARGE california nutmeg. CW EICHLING. The variety of melon called "Large California Nutmeg" is a variety that was grown for marv years by a melon grower on ..."

6. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"No other tree of the coniferous class in California stump- sprouts except the Western Yew and the california nutmeg. The former stump-sprouts rather feebly, ..."

7. Memoirs by Horticultural Society of New York (1904)
"The variety of melon called "Large california nutmeg" is a variety that was grown for marv years by a melon grower on the Sacramento River, and was formerly ..."

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