\ma͡ɪɹˈɪstɪkə], \maɪɹˈɪstɪkə], \m_aɪ_ɹ_ˈɪ_s_t_ɪ_k_ə]\
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By Princeton University
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The tree which produces the nutmeg and mace. Muscade, is the seed or kernel. It has a fragrant, aromatic odour; an agreeable pungent taste, and is much used for culinary purposes. Alcohol extracts its active matter. It has the properties of aromatics in general; being stimulant and stomachic.The oil- O'leum myris'tica seu nucist'ae aether'eum- possesses the virtus of the nutmeg. (F.) Fleurs de muscade, is the involucrum of the fruit. It is membranous, with the odour and taste of the nutmeg, and is possessed of similar qualities. The O'leum macis seu ma'cidis is a fragrant, sebaceous substance, expressed in the East Indies. It is only used externally. It is the Adeps myris'ticae, Myri'sticae o'leum express'um, O'leum seu Bal'samum uncis'tae, Butter of nutmegs, Express'ed oil of Mace.
By Robley Dunglison