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Definition of Jamaica
JamaicaJamaica Ja*mai"ca, n.
One of the West India is islands.
Jamaica ginger, a variety of ginger, called also white
ginger, prepared in Jamaica from the best roots, which
are deprived of their epidermis and dried separately.
Jamaica pepper, allspice.
Jamaica rose (Bot.), a West Indian melastomaceous shrub
(Blakea trinervis), with showy pink flowers. JamaicaNutmeg Nut"meg, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of
the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F.
noix muscade. See Nut, and Musk.] (Bot.)
The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica
fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated
elsewhere in the tropics.
Note: This fruit is a nearly spherical drupe, of the size of
a pear, of a yellowish color without and almost white
within. This opens into two nearly equal longitudinal
valves, inclosing the nut surrounded by its aril, which
is mace The nutmeg is an aromatic, very grateful to the
taste and smell, and much used in cookery. Other
species of Myristica yield nutmegs of inferior
American, Calabash, or Jamaica, nutmeg, the fruit of
a tropical shrub (Monodora Myristica). It is about the
size of an orange, and contains many aromatic seeds
imbedded in pulp.
Brazilian nutmeg, the fruit of a lauraceous tree,
California nutmeg, tree of the Yew family (Torreya
Californica), growing in the Western United States, and
having a seed which resembles a nutmeg in appearance, but
is strongly impregnated with turpentine.
Clove nutmeg, the Ravensara aromatica, a laura ceous tree
of Madagascar. The foliage is used as a spice, but the
seed is acrid and caustic.
Jamaica nutmeg. See American nutmeg (above).
Nutmeg bird (Zo["o]l.), an Indian finch (Munia
Nutmeg butter, a solid oil extracted from the nutmeg by
Nutmeg flower (Bot.), a ranunculaceous herb (Nigella
sativa) with small black aromatic seeds, which are used
medicinally and for excluding moths from furs and
Nutmeg liver (Med.), a name applied to the liver, when, as
the result of heart or lung disease, it undergoes
congestion and pigmentation about the central veins of its
lobules, giving it an appearance resembling that of a
Nutmeg melon (Bot.), a small variety of muskmelon of a rich
Nutmeg pigeon (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
pigeons of the genus Myristicivora, native of the East
Indies and Australia. The color is usually white, or
cream-white, with black on the wings and tail.
Nutmeg wood (Bot.), the wood of the Palmyra palm.
Peruvian nutmeg, the aromatic seed of a South American tree
Plume nutmeg (Bot.), a spicy tree of Australia
Meaning of Jamaica from wikipedia
(/dʒəˈmeɪkə/ (listen)) is an island country situated
in the Caribbean
10,990 square kilometres
(4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the...
are the citizens
and their descendants
in the Jamaican
diaspora. Most Jamaicans
are of African
descent, with smaller minorities
is a middle-cl**** neighborhood
in the New York City borough
of Queens. The neighborhood
is part of Queens Community Board
- the country
For information about
people, see Demographics
and Jamaicans Culture
of Jamaica Jamaican cuisine
is the capital
city of Jamaica
on the southeastern coast
of the island. It faces
a natural harbour protected
by the Palisadoes...
- The Jamaican national bobsleigh
team represents Jamaica
in international bobsledding
competitions. The team first gained
fame during their debut
to the most recent census
of a breakdown
of 66% Christian
(62% Protestant, 2% Roman
Catholic, and 2% Jehovah's...
, Belize, Barbados, Guyana, Dominica, and Trinidad
and Tobago; red sorrel
in the wider
Caribbean; and Agua/Rosa de Jamaica
or simply Jamaica
lies 140 km (90 mi) south
of Cuba and 190 km (118 mi) west of Haiti. At its greatest
is 235 km (146 mi) long, and its width
- Caribbean island
by the Taino tribes prior
to the arrival
in 1503. Early inhabitants
of Jamaica named
the land "Xaymaca"...
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