Definition for NARD

NARD, n. [L. nardus, nardum; Gr. ναρδος; from the Arabic, Phenician, Syriac or Persian, probably the latter.]

  1. A plant usually called spikenard, spica nardi; highly valued by the ancients, both as an article of luxury and of medicine. It is odorous or aromatic.
  2. An unguent prepared from the plant.

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