Meaning of MACE in English


~ 1

■ noun

1》 historical a heavy club with a metal head and spikes.

2》 a staff of office, especially that which lies on the table in the House of Commons when the Speaker is in the chair.


ME: from OFr. masse 'large hammer'.


~ 2

■ noun the reddish fleshy outer covering of the nutmeg, dried as a spice.


ME macis (taken as plural), via OFr. from L. macir .

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