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(Science: botany) a kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See nutmeg.

red mace is the aril of myristica tingens, and white mace that of M. Otoba, East indian trees of the same genus with the nutmeg tree.

Origin: f. Macis, L. Macis, macir, gr.; cf. Skr. Makaranda the nectar or honey of a flower, a fragrant mango.