Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Dried ripe seed of the tropical evergreen tree Myristica fragrans; mace is the seed coat (arillus) of the same species. Both mace and nutmeg are used as flavourings in meat products and bakery goods. African nutmeg is the seed of Monodora myristica. See also myristicin.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.