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nutmeg oil

Pronunciation: nut'meg oyl

Definition: the volatile oil distilled from the dried kernels of the ripe seeds of Myristica fragrans; used as a flavoring agent and a carminative; in large quantities, it may produce narcosis and delirium; the fixed oil expressed from M. fragrans is used as a rubefacient.

Synonym(s): myristica oil

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