myristic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian myristico, from Late Latin myristicus (fragrant); the form Myristica first used by Linnaeus as a genus name for the nutmeg tree. From Byzantine Greek μυριστικός (muristikós, fragrant), from Ancient Greek μυρίζειν (murízein, to anoint), from μύρον (múron, unguent, perfume). Compare myronic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪˈɹɪstɪk/, /maɪˈɹɪstɪk/

Adjective[edit]

myristic (comparative more myristic, superlative most myristic)

  1. (rare) Pertaining to nutmeg.

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