california nut meg

California nutmeg

noun
a tall, pungently aromatic California evergreen tree, Torreya californica, of the yew family, having a fissured, gray-brown bark and small, purple-streaked, green fruit.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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california nutmeg

noun
California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor 
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