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The arillus of the fruit of Myristica fragrans.
Characters. - In narrow bands, one inch (25 millimetres) or more long, somewhat branched and lobed above, united to broader bands below; brownish-orange; fatty when scratched or pressed; odour fragrant; taste warm and aromatic.
Uses. - It contains the same volatile oil as nutmeg", and has the same uses.