|1.||a club, usually having a spiked metal head, used esp in the Middle Ages|
|2.||a ceremonial staff of office carried by certain officials|
|4.||an early form of billiard cue|
|[C13: from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin mattea (unattested); apparently related to Latin mateola mallet]|
Mace or MACE (mās)
An alternate trademark used for Chemical Mace, an aerosol used to immobilize an attacker temporarily.
spice consisting of the dried aril, or lacy covering, of the nutmeg fruit of Myristica fragrans, a tropical evergreen tree. Mace has a slightly warm taste and a fragrance similar to that of nutmeg. It is used to flavour bakery, meat, and fish dishes; to flavour sauces and vegetables; and in preserving and pickling
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